UFC 293 is set to take place in September this year. The event is set to be back in Australia after a six-year hiatus as Sydney will host the event. UFC President Dana White announced the news on Twitter and added that it will be the first leg of a four-year partnership with the New South Wales government to bring pay-per-view events to the region.
UFC has not held an event in Sydney since the UFC Fight Night event headlined by Fabricio Werdum vs Marcin Tybura in November 2017. There are no official announcements on the fights so far at UFC 293 but it is expected that current middleweight champion Israel Adesanya will be defending his title against the winner of the upcoming UFC 290 fight between Robert Whittaker and Dricus Du Plessis.
UFC President Dana White in a video message said, "Australians are some of the most passionate fight fans in the world and we know these Sydney events are going to be massive. Sydney was the first Australian city to host a UFC Pay Per View, and we are going to bring incredible events every time we come back over the next four years."