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UFC announces Road to UFC, expected to feature Fighters from India

LockerRoom Team
23 April 2022

UFC, the world’s premier Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) organization, today announced ROAD TO UFC, the most significant opportunity for Asia's top MMA prospects to make it to the world stage.

ROAD TO UFC is a ground-breaking “win and advance” tournament that will take top MMA prospects from Asia and give them a pathway to a UFC contract. The tournament will feature eight mixed martial arts athletes competing in each of four men’s weight classes: flyweight, bantamweight, featherweight, and lightweight.

The opening round of ROAD TO UFC will take place across two days, June 9 and June 10, at the Singapore Indoor Stadium ahead of UFC 275: TEIXEIRA vs PROCHAZKA, UFC’s first Pay-Per-View event in Southeast Asia. The semifinals and finals are scheduled for later this year. A UFC contract will be awarded to each of the four division's winners.

The participating athletes in ROAD TO UFC are expected to come from Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, India, and the UFC Academy in China. To provide additional opportunities for MMA prospects in Asia, there will also be one non-tournament bout on each card, for a total of five bouts at each event. All rounds of the tournament will take place in front of a live audience, with location and venue details announced prior to each event.

The opening round of ROAD TO UFC on June 9 and June 10 will be from 2:30 pm to 8 pm SGT on both days. Admission is free and tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis starting in May on Additionally, the purchase of any VIP package for UFC 275: TEIXEIRA vs PROCHAZKA will include a reserved seat for both days of the event (subject to availability

ROAD TO UFC will be the first UFC series to be produced in 4K Ultra-high-definition. Each episode will air in Asia primetime GMT +8, so audiences across Asia can get to know the athletes via in-event features and competitions on the following UFC broadcast partners:

  • International: UFC Fight Pass
  • China: MIGU
  • Hong Kong: NOW SPORTS
  • India: SONY TEN 2
  • Indonesia: MOLA
  • Japan: UFC FightPass
  • Mongolia: SPS
  • Myanmar: CANAL+
  • Philippines: TAP GO, PREMIER SPORTS
  • South Korea: TVN Sports
  • Thailand: TRUE SPORTS HD3
  • Vietnam: K+ SPORTS

UFC 275: TEIXEIRA vs PROCHAZKA will be UFC's fourth event hosted in Singapore with support from the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and will be a championship doubleheader, as UFC world light heavyweight Glover Teixeira takes on #2 Jiri Prochazka, and UFC world women's flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko faces #5 Taila Santos.

UFC 275: TEIXEIRA vs PROCHAZKA will take place Sunday, June 12, at Singapore Indoor Stadium. The prelims will begin at 6 a.m. SGT, followed by the main card at 10 a.m. Tickets are available for purchase at


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