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UFC 305 Announced for Perth’s RAC Arena on Aug. 17


For the third time in promotion history, the
Ultimate Fighting Championship will bring a pay-per-view event
to Perth, Australia.

UFC 305 will take place on Aug. 17 — Aug. 18 in Australia — at
RAC Arena, the Las Vegas-based organization announced on Wednesday.
According to a release, the event is part of a multi-year
partnership in which the UFC will also hold a Fight Night event in
Perth in the coming years. No bouts were revealed for UFC 305.

“After a record-breaking event in 2023, I can’t wait to bring
another massive pay-per-view to Western Australia,” UFC CEO Dana
White said in a release. “Perth is a world class city with some of
the most passionate fight fans I’ve ever seen – UFC 305 is going to
be incredible.”

The promotion initially visited Perth for UFC 221 on Feb. 10, 2018,
when Yoel Romero
defeated Luke
Rockhold via third-round KO in the evening’s main event. More
recently, UFC 284 saw Islam
Makhachev defend the lightweight belt against Alexander
Volkanovski via unanimous decisionin the headliner at RAC Arena
on Feb. 11, 2023.

According to a release, UFC 284 “delivered an estimated $42.8
million of total economic and flow-on benefits with more than 9,000
international or interstate visitors making the trip to Perth for
the major event.”

“The return of UFC to Perth in 2024 is a major coup for Western
Australia, following the roaring success of UFC 284 that injected
millions into our economy last year,” said Western Australia
Premier Roger Cook.

“UFC has proven to be a huge drawcard with a dedicated fan base,
and we expect to see thousands of out-of-state visitors travel to
Perth to attend this blockbuster.”

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