Etihad Stadium to host UFC 193

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Etihad Stadium set to host record crowd at UFC 193. 

It’s confirmed — Etihad Stadium will play host to the UFC’s first event in Melbourne on November 15 setting it up to be the most attended UFC event in history.

Robbie Lawler will headline UFC 193, defending his Welterweight Championship against former interim champion Carlos Condit.  

UFC President Dana White said this will be the biggest show in the company’s history.

“Finally the UFC is coming to Melbourne in what will be the biggest UFC event,” White said. “There’s been a lot of talk about Melbourne, title fights and stadium shows. The UFC is doing all three at the Etihad Stadium in front of 70,000 people.”

With a potential crowd of 70 000, it is expected to smash the previous UFC record of 55 724 at UFC 129: Georges St-Pierre vs. Jake Shields in Toronto, Canada.

A host of Australian fighters have been announced on the fight card with Mark Hunt set to co-main event against Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva in a rematch of arguably the greatest UFC Heavyweight fight in history — and the 2013 ‘Fight of the Year’.

Rising Australian fighter Robert Whittaker will also have a main-card bout as he fights British veteran Michael Bisping

UFC 193 Card:

UFC Welterweight Championship: Robbie Lawler vs. Carlos Condit

Mark Hunt vs. Antonio Silva

Robert Whittaker vs. Michael Bisping

Jake Matthews vs. Akbarh Arreola

Kyle Noke vs. Peter Sobotta

Anthony Perosh vs. Gian Villante

Daniel Kelly vs. Ricardo Abreu

Richard Walsh vs. Steve Kennedy

More fights to be confirmed in the coming weeks. 

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Source: InsideMMA

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