Singapore could be the venue for UFC 275 according to Ariel Helwani. He claimed the country was in line to host a pay per view card for the first time in history:
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) March 1, 2022
There have been four events held in Singapore. UFC Fight Night 162 in 2019, UFC Fight Night 132 in 2018, UFC Fight Night 111 in 2017 and UFC Fight Night 34 in 2014 both took place there but they were broadcast by Fight Pass.
Holding a pay per view card in Singapore would be much more ambitious given the 16 hour time difference between the country and the UFC’s traditional base of Las Vegas,
The UFC also doesn’t currently have any active Singaporean fighters on the roster, so would have to put together a fight card without any local talent. This could make ticket sales difficult, particularly if the event was to take place in the morning in order to accommodate the US pay per view audience.
There are currently two title fights booked for UFC 275 which is set for June 11th. Glover Teixeira is defending his light heavyweight title against Jiří Procházka while Valentina Shevchenko will be putting her flyweight belt on the line against Taila Santos.
Since the start of the pandemic the UFC has been putting on events almost exclusively in Las Vegas. Abu Dhabi has been the alternative venue although shows have been held in front of a live audience in other American cities.
UFC London is set for March 19th. It will be interesting to see whether plans to turn the June 11th show into UFC Singapore really do come to fruition.