UFC 193: Why cage fighting is cruel and objectionable, but still alluring

By Damon Young
Updated April 24 2018 - 10:27am, first published November 16 2015 - 7:00am

Last week the Ultimate Fighting Championship had its debut in Melbourne. The new Victorian Labor government removed the ban on so-called "cage fighting" shows, allowing the UFC to hold a mixed martial arts competition in its trademark Octagon. Given the records broken – Etihad stadium's biggest gate takings, and the UFC's largest crowd – it's safe to say the UFC will be back. The next Australian fight night will be in Brisbane, 2016.



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