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UFC to return to Lion City, Singapore

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has announced its highly-anticipated return to the Lion City on 23 June 2018.

16/04/2018 - 11:00 -

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has announced its highly-anticipated return to the Lion City on 23 June 2018.

The announcement signaled a multi-year event deal that will see UFC make annual stops in Singapore over the next three years.  

UFC Fight Night 132 Singapore will be headlined by a welterwight fight between Donald Cerrone and Leon Edwards at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on June 23. 

The Mixed Martial Arts organisation released the following statement: 

"UFC, the world’s premier Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) organization today confirmed its highly-anticipated return to the Lion City on 23 June 2018, with UFC FIGHT NIGHT® SINGAPORE: CERRONE VS EDWARDS presented by AirAsia. The announcement also signals a multi-year event deal that will see UFC make annual stops in Singapore over the next three years."

"This event, which airs live on UFC FIGHT PASS, brings fans in the region the opportunity to witness one of the most daring and unpredictable MMA athletes in the history of the modern sport. No. 11-ranked welterweight Donald Cerrone (33-10, 1NC, fighting out of Albuquerque, N.M.) is well known for his thrilling style in the Octagon®, and his confidence and aggression are respected and enjoyed by both athletes and fans."



"Over the course of his storied career, “Cowboy” has stared down and triumphed over the likes of Matt Brown, Rick Story, former champions Benson Henderson and Eddie Alvarez, as well as Edson Barboza. Most recently, he moved into a three-way tie for the most wins in UFC history, when he knocked out Yancy Medeiros."



"Meeting “Cowboy” for the first time is the rapidly rising young British star, Leon Edwards (14-3, fighting out of Birmingham, England). On a five-fight winning streak, Edwards will have his sights set on another dominant win, this time against one of the best in the business. A win for Edwards will make a massive statement and continue his rise to the top of the division," a statement from UFC read.

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