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.

Advertisement

Ad

Get the latest Canberra news in your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date.

We care about the protection of your data. Read our Privacy Policy.