UFC 275 is set for Singapore on June 12th. It looks set to the the biggest event the promotion has ever held in South East Asia but the start time might not be too convenient for locals.

According to the UFC website the event will start at 6am local time on June 12th. That means anyone who wants to catch the preliminary bouts will need to make a very early start.

Tickets are not on sale yet but capacity at the Singapore Indoor Stadium is likely to be reduced due to Covid-19 regulations. This will be the first time the UFC has ever held a title fight in South East Asia.

In the past the UFC has held successful pay per view events in Abu Dhabi and Tokyo that have taken place early on a Sunday morning in order to accommodate the US viewing audience.

The last pay per view event to take place in Asia was UFC 267. This was held at the Etihad Arena and got underway at the more civilized time of 6:30pm in Abu Dhabi.

The event was headlined by Glover Teixeira who won the light heavyweight belt from Jan Błachowicz. He will be making the first defence of that title at UFC 267.

It is the UFC’s first event in Singapore since 2019. The previous cards have all taken place in the evening but none of them have featured title fights or been on pay per view.

The most recent event in Singapore was UFC Fight Night 162. Ben Askren lost to Demian Maia in the main event, it would prove to be the former ONE Championship welterweight king’s final fight.