Fans in Australia will have to wait a while longer for the UFC to return there as the promotion has postponed UFC 251, which was scheduled for Saturday, June 6.
The UFC issued the following statement on the postponement:
“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 (Saturday, June 6 in North America) 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.”
This is the second UFC pay-per-view card that has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, as UFC 250 on May 9 was also postponed. UFC 249 was also postponed due to the coronavirus, but that event has been rescheduled and will happen this coming Saturday Night.
Ariel Helwani of ESPN also reports that the UFC still plans on doing a pay-per-view on June 6, but it will most likely be held stateside, with the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada being the ideal location.