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UFC Continually Looking to Expand The Ultimate Fighter; Australia, India, Philippines Likely Next Destinations

UFC President Dana WhiteWith the 15th season of The Ultimate Fighter beginning next Friday, and The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil, the first season to take place outside of the United States, currently filming, the UFC has their sights set on the next international location.

Speaking at the UFC on FX 2 press conference in Sydney, UFC President Dana White appeased the local Australian crowd, mentioning that Australia (along with a few other countries) is at the top of their wish list.

“We’re working on it [a deal],” White explained. “India, Philippines, Australia are all next. It’s all about getting deals done, but I do not have a date for you yet.”

With the recent success in Brazil over the last year, the UFC decided to host the first international Ultimate Fighter there. Now with Australia hosting its third UFC event in three years, the interest seems to be there in order to host a full season in the upcoming years.

India and the Philippines, both countries the UFC has made a point to focus on for the future, have never hosted a UFC event. With the season finale for The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil taking place in Brazil this June, and a similar finale in Australia expected if a season of The Ultimate Fighter is to take place, chances are an event will take place in both countries in the near future.

India is actually hosting its first major MMA event this month, with the country’s Super Fight League debuting March 11th at the Andheri Sports Complex in Mumbai.

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