The UFC have unveiled information about the first two pay-per-view events that will take place in 2018.
First up will be UFC 220, which will take place in Boston on January 20th.
No other details have been released for this show so far, though some are already speculating that the city’s strong Irish connection could make this a potential landing spot for Conor McGregor’s next fight, given that he previously fought in Boston against Max Holloway back in 2013 and Dennis Siver two years later.
Meanwhile, UFC 221 will take place down under in Australia, with Perth hosting the Octagon for the first time on February 11th.
The plan here would be to have Australia’s own interim middleweight champion Robert Whittaker fight the winner of this weekend’s UFC 217 main event title fight between 185lb champ Michael Bisping and Georges St-Pierre headline the event.
Whittaker will be in attendance in NYC to watch that fight on Saturday night, but it remains to be seen whether the winner would be ready to fight again by February.
Whatever happens, Dana White has made it clear he’s looking forward to bringing the UFC to Western Australia.
“I’ve always loved Australia.” White said. ”The fans and energy are fantastic, but most importantly, we seem to have some of the greatest fights there. My job is to put on the best fights in the world and this is a place that never disappoints. I look forward to our first UFC event in Perth next year and hope to entertain the fans once again.”