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UFC 251: Shevchenko to defend against Calderwood in Perth, Australia

UFC women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko (19-3-0) will defend her title this summer against No.3 Joanne Calderwood (13-4-0) in the land Down Under at UFC 251.

The RAC Arena will be the venue as the UFC confirmed the details Monday.

UFC 251 will be the first visit to Australia in 2020 and the first visit to Perth since 2018, when Yoel Romero stopped Luke Rockhold at UFC 221.

Expected to headline the card is featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski and challenger Max Holloway in a rematch of their UFC 245 bout.

More bouts are expected to be announced for the June 7 (local) card.


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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