UFC 293 heads to Sydney, Australia as first event of new four-year New South Wales deal

The UFC is headed down under once again in 2023.

UFC 293 will take place Sept. 9 in Sydney, Australia. Promotion president Dana White announced the news Wednesday on Twitter and added it will be the first leg of a three-event, four-year partnership with the New South Wales government to bring pay-per-view events to the region.

The September pay-per-view event, which will take place locally Sept. 10, marks the promotion’s second event in Australia this calendar year. In February, UFC 284 took place in Perth, Western Australia.

The promotion has not held an event in Sydney since a UFC Fight Night event headlined by Fabricio Werdum vs. Marcin Tybura in November 2017.

No fights have been announced for the card at this time, though White revealed in April the promotion expects middleweight champion Israel Adesanya vs. the winner of the UFC 290 title eliminator July 8 between Robert Whittaker and Dricus Du Plessis to take place in Sydney in 2023.

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie