The UFC officially announced their June 6th date in Perth, Australia, has been postponed.
“Due to the current state and national restrictions on public gatherings and travel, UFC 251 originally scheduled for Perth, western Australia on Sunday, June 7, has been postponed. UFC looks forward to returning to Perth in the near future with a PPV event in partnership with Tourism Western Australia. Fans can register their interest to receive date, ticketing and bout information at UFC.com/Perth.”
However, ESPN’s Ariel Helwani reported Tuesday that the organization is planning on moving ahead with a pay-per-view on June 6th in a yet-to-be-announced American location featuring featherweight champion Amanda Nunes (seen above) defending against Felicia Spencer. Cody Garbrandt vs. Rafael Assuncao has also been rumored for that show.
The UFC wll kick off a three show, seven day stretch this Saturday with their UFC 249 PPV followed by two ESPN shows on Wednesday and Saturday, respectively, all in Jacksonville, FL. They are also still planning on moving forward with a May 23rd show, but the location has yet to be announced.
They are awaiting clearance from Nevada to resume operations at their APEX facility in Las Vegas. Florida became an option as they added pro sports to their essential businesses list last month.