UFC 275 will take place in Singapore this June, according to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). It is among the most awaited events that may likely be as interesting as the Point spread picks. A pay-per-view event will be held in Southeast Asia for the first time.
There will be two championship bouts. In the main event, reigning light-heavyweight champion Glover Teixeira will face rising star and former RIZIN champion Jiri Prochazka.
Teixeira, 42 years old, won the championship at UFC 267 against Blachowicz, and Prochazka recently defeated Volkko Oezdemir and Dominick Reyes spectacularly.
Valentina Shevchenko, the flyweight champion and ESPN’s best female fighter pound-for-pound, will face Talia Santos, a Brazilian fighter with four consecutive victories. This bout will serve as the co-main event.
Also featured on the card are two middleweight bouts: Robert Whittaker vs. Marvin Vettori and Brendan Allen vs. Jacob Malmoun. Kyung Ho Kang will fight Saimon Oliveira at featherweight. This is the final preliminary pairing to be revealed.
UFC 275 will be the fifth and most significant show in Singapore following its last event in October 2019. Tickets can now be purchased in advance through the UFC website.
On June 12, UFC 275 will occur at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. It will be the first UFC Pay-Per-View event in Southeast Asia with a number. Glover Teixeira will fight No. 2 Jiri Prochazka, and Valentina Shevchenko will fight No. 5 Taila Santos.
These will be the first UFC championship bouts in the region.
UFC 275 is the organization’s fourth event in Singapore. The Singapore Tourism Board will assist with event planning (STB). Singapore was selected for the resumption of live events in Asia by the UFC due to its excellent health and safety record and infrastructure. Both of these are essential for organizing a high-caliber international event.
Tokyo, London, and New York City will join Singapore as major international cities hosting multiple UFC events for UFC 275. The first numbered Pay-Per-View event in Southeast Asia signifies the UFC’s growth in the region and its phenomenal growth as a mixed martial arts promotion worldwide.
Expected Match Cards
The queen of the flyweight division defends her crown against the next-best competitor. For the seventh time, Valentina Shevchenko will defend her title against the formidable Brazilian Taila Santos.
The champion has won eight consecutive matches and has never been defeated at flyweight.
Her most recent victory occurred in September. Four of her six defenses thus far have concluded with a knockout or technical knockout. In addition, her grappling and wrestling abilities have been on display throughout these matches.
She demonstrates that she is not only one of the best in the sport but also a terrifyingly dangerous opponent regardless of the location of the fight.
Santos faces a steep uphill battle like everyone else who has attempted to defeat Shevchenko. Nevertheless, she will enter the match with considerable momentum with 20 professional bouts under her belt and only one defeat.
Notably, 13 of her 19 victories have been by stoppage, given her reputation for being able to end fights. Only six of her fights have gone the distance, and in those six, she has been defeated by the Brazilian by unanimous decision.
UFC World Light Heavyweight Championship
Glover Teixeira will defend his UFC world title for the first time since defeating Jan Blachowicz by submission at UFC 267. Teixeira has a 33-7 record and fights out of Bethel, Connecticut, but is originally from Governador Valadares, Brazil.
Jiri Prochazka will be on the octagon’s opposite side. He fights from Hosteradice, Czech Republic, and has a record of 28-3-1. In his UFC debut, he knocked out No. 7 Volkan Oezdamir, and in his second fight, he knocked out No. 3 Dominick Reyes.
UFC World Women’s Flyweight Championship
Valentina Shevchenko, who has a record of 22-3 and fights out of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, will defend her UFC world women’s flyweight title for the seventh time and attempt to win her ninth consecutive bout.
In Dana White’s Contender Series, the fifth contender is Taila Santos, 19-1, Jaragua Do Sul, Brazil. He has won his most recent four bouts.
Additional Bouts on the Card Include:
Robert Whittaker, who resides in Sydney, Australia, and has a 23-6, will face Marvin Vettori. The latter has previously been in contention for the championship (17-5-1, fighting out of Huntington Beach, Calif, by way of Mezzocorona, Italy).
Brendan Allen, who has a record of 18-5 and fights out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, faces Jacob Malkoun in an Octagon rematch (6-1, fighting out of Sydney, Australia).
Kyung Ho Kang (17-9, 1 NC, fighting out of Busan, South Korea) of South Korea hopes to move into the top 15 of his division in his 11th Octagon bout against Dana White’s Contender Series signee Saimon Oliveira (18-4, fighting out of Balneario Camboriu, SC, Brazil).