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Report: UFC Targeting Australia For Early March

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The UFC could be planning its yearly foray into Australia.

NEW YORK NY:  Dana White UFC President speaks during a press conference to announce commitment to bring UFC to Madison Square Garden and New York State at Madison Square Garden in New York City.  (Photo by Michael Cohen/Getty Images)
NEW YORK NY: Dana White UFC President speaks during a press conference to announce commitment to bring UFC to Madison Square Garden and New York State at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Michael Cohen/Getty Images)
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The UFC may be planning yet another trip across the Pacific. According to reports from MMA Junkie, promotion officials are targeting Sydney, Australia as the site for an early-March pay-per-view.

No proposal has been confirmed, however if the trip comes to fruition it would mark the third consecutive Spring the UFC has traveled to the Australian capital. Each of the previous two events -- UFC 110 and UFC 127 -- were held at the 21,000-seat Allphones Arena (formerly named Acer Arena).

Due to continental time differences, both UFC 110 and UFC 127 took place on Sunday morning, as opposed to the usual Saturday night, in order to maintain the North American broadcast schedule. The cards averaged an attendance of 17,808 and total gate of $3 million.

A blistering welterweight match-up between Martin Kampmann (18-5) and Thiago Alves (19-8) previously announced for early-March could presumably be added to the card. MMA Nation will continue to update this story as it develops.