UFC awards PPV to Melbourne

March 5, 2015

UFC will hold a PPV in Melbourne, Australia in November 2015 after the state of Victoria legalized “fenced-in enclosures” for professional MMA.  After the legal hurdle was accomplished, the company announced plans for a PPV in a press release issued Thursday.

Via UFC press release:

The UFC® today applauded the State of Victoria Labor Government for executing a ministerial directive designed to increase safety within the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) by allowing the sport to be conducted in a much safer fenced-in enclosure.  The directive was announced this morning at a press conference held by The Honourable John Eren, Minister for Sport, Tourism and Major Events.  “This is a major milestone for mixed martial arts in Victoria, which will allow the sport to flourish while at the same time better protecting its competing athletes,” said Tom Wright, UFC Executive Vice-President and General Manager, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

Prior to the passing of today’s ministerial directive, MMA competitions in the State of Victoria were required to be conducted in boxing rings which were never designed for MMA competitions. The UFC uses a unique, octagon-shaped enclosure which prevents fighters from falling out of the structure or becoming entangled in the ropes as could occur with a boxing ring.  “The Octagon® is purpose-built for MMA competition and was designed and developed to optimize safety and to create a level playing field.  The UFC thanks the Labor Party for spearheading this initiative and focusing on the safety of the competitors,” added Wright.

With this new ministerial directive in place, the UFC confirmed that it will bring a global pay per view event, UFC 193, to Melbourne on Sunday, November 15, 2015 locally, to be broadcast live in North America on Saturday, November 14.

Payout Perspective:

The announcement is good news for Australian fans that have supported the UFC each time it has come to the country.  As with most international PPVs, there will be an issue with timing as the live event will take place on Sunday afternoon as its 15 hours ahead of East Coast time.  The change in laws in Victoria is a solid victory for the UFC in order to expand its brand in the country.

11 Responses to “UFC awards PPV to Melbourne”

  1. saldathief on March 5th, 2015 11:54 AM

    Melbourne is a much better city then Sydney for MMA and any combat sport it should do better there.

  2. d on March 5th, 2015 2:12 PM

    Saldaqueef acting like he even knows where Melbourne is. HAHAHA!!! Fucking idiot.

  3. Pink Pig on March 5th, 2015 5:41 PM

    LOL. 20 whole PPV buys on the way soon.

    LOL

  4. saldathief on March 5th, 2015 6:13 PM

    Ha D Ive been on both coasts of Aus more then once and been in most of the arenas and stadiums there go fuck yourself!

  5. saldathief on March 5th, 2015 6:20 PM

    Ha Jason can ever verify my IP login from 2/5/2014 to 2/26/2014 haha Unlike you I’m not a basement troll loser!!

  6. saldathief on March 5th, 2015 6:21 PM

    Actually if Jason looked at all my IP addresses I logged in from over the last 3 years its over 25 foreign countries suck that D

  7. Mmatruth on March 5th, 2015 6:57 PM

    D is a dickhead he sells figurines on ebay for his “online business.”

  8. d on March 5th, 2015 7:07 PM

    Hahahaha!!! Sal is delusional, he manufactures delusions in his brain that convince him that he has left his hospice.

    WHat a dirty weird, boxing troll, homo!

  9. d on March 5th, 2015 7:07 PM

    MMAFAG = SALDAQUEEF!

  10. saldathief on March 6th, 2015 11:10 AM

    When D is desperate he goes for the Homo thing, like a 5 year old. Whats the matter D cant handle facts and truths? Its so funny I have actually been and worked in almost every foreign country the UFC has had shows in and I have worked in most of the venues. D works at 7 eleven hahah I type on this forum while I am on boring conference calls D posts because he gets paid and has no life bahahaha

  11. d on March 6th, 2015 10:02 PM

    Facts and the truth are your kryptonite. You lie about everything and troll on here 24-7 as a 50 year old, wheelchair bound, smelly fag for Arum who gets paid in food stamps.

    You’ve never left your parent’s basement, you smelly shit.

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