by MMAWeekly.com Staff
The Ultimate Fighting Championship on Wednesday confirmed its first trip down under with UFC 110, slated for Feb. 21 in Sydney, Australia.
The 21,000-seat Acer Arena hosts the event, which will be broadcast live on pay-per-view in the usual Saturday time slot in the U.S. Tickets for the live event go on sale Monday for UFC “Fight Club” members.
The promotion has yet to officially announce the event’s headlining bouts, though it is believed that the card will be headed by Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Michael Bisping vs. Wanderlei Silva.
So far, nine fights have been rumored for the card, including native Australians George Sotiropoulos, James Te Huna, Elvis Sinosec, and Chris Haseman.
“We cannot wait to get to Sydney for UFC 110,” said UFC president Dana White. “The Aussies love their sport so, when we first bought the UFC nine years ago, we knew Australia was one of the places we needed to get to with live fights. It’s taken us a long time to get there, but we’re now on our way and we’re coming with a card featuring some of the greatest fighters in the world.”