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Watching a UFC event is supposed to be one of those “don’t try this on the way home, kids” experiences, but after UFC 221 in Perth, Australia, a couple drunk fans didn’t see it that way. Via Perthnow.com:

Police allege the men, from Rockingham and Wellard, were intoxicated and becoming loud and abusive about 3.25pm on Sunday, on their way home from the city’s first-ever UFC fight at Perth Arena.

PTA officers requested them to curb their behaviour and then asked them to leave the train at the next stop, Bull Creek station.

But it’s then alleged a fight took place with officers at the station and that one PTA employee was knocked out, after being kicked in the head.

The 32-year-old transit officer who was knocked out was left with severe concussion, swelling and bruises to the back and side of his head. He spent a night in hospital.

The other officer, aged 35, has swelling and bruising to the side of his face and jaw and is awaiting blood test results after being spat on.

With full-strength alcohol available from 6:30 AM Australian time, perhaps the bigger surprise is that more fans weren’t out of control. Only three people were ejected from Perth Arena for disorderly conduct, out of 12,000 fans. However, the 20 and 25-year old who fought the public officers face several charges, including escaping lawful custody, assaulting a public officer and endangering the life, health and safety of a person.


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Welterweights Alexander Volkanovski, Jeremy Kennedy Booked for UFC 221 in Perth

A welterweight clash pitting Alexander Volkanovski against Jeremy Kennedy has been added to the
UFC 221 lineup.
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Welterweights Alexander Volkanovski, Jeremy Kennedy Booked for UFC 221 in Perth

A welterweight clash pitting Alexander Volkanovski against Jeremy Kennedy has been added to the
UFC 221 lineup.
Recent News on Sherdog.com

Latest UFC 221 fight card, rumors and updates for ‘Whittaker vs Rockhold’ PPV on Feb. 10 in Perth, Australia

With both Michael Bisping and Georges St-Pierre eliminated from the 185-pound title picture, Robert Whittaker is named UFC middleweight champion and will make his first title defense against ex-titleholder Luke Rockhold. Elsewhere on the card, hometown hero Mark Hunt gets back into the Octagon opposite Curtis Blaydes. Fun!

Event: UFC 221: “Whittaker vs. Rockhold”
Date: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018
Location: Perth Arena in Perth, Australia
Broadcast: Pay-Per-View (PPV), FOX Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

UFC 221 PPV Main Event:

185 lbs.: UFC Middleweight Champion Robert Whittaker vs. Luke Rockhold

UFC 221 PPV Co-Main Event:

265 lbs.: Mark Hunt vs. Curtis Blaydes

UFC 221 PPV Main Card, Prelims:

205 lbs.: Tyson Pedro vs. Saparbek Safarov
125 lbs.: Jussier Formiga vs. Ben Nguyen
265 lbs.: Cyril Asker vs. Tai Tuivasa
155 lbs.: Damien Brown vs. Dong Hyun Kim
135 lbs.: Teruto Ishihara vs. Jose Quinonez
155 lbs.: Mizuto Hirota vs. Ross Pearson

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UFC 221 Update: Teruto Ishihara vs. Jose Alberto Quinonez Booked for Perth

Teruto Ishihara will return to the bantamweight division to face Jose Alberto Quinonez at UFC 221.
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UFC 221 Update: Teruto Ishihara vs. Jose Alberto Quinonez Booked for Perth

Teruto Ishihara will return to the bantamweight division to face Jose Alberto Quinonez at UFC 221.
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UFC 221 Update: Teruto Ishihara vs. Jose Alberto Quinonez Booked for Perth

Teruto Ishihara will return to the bantamweight division to face Jose Alberto Quinonez at UFC 221.
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UFC Targets MW Title Unification With Whittaker, Bisping-GSP Winner for Perth Debut at UFC 221

On Monday, the Ultimate Fighting Championship‘s 2018 pay-per-view debut was revealed with UFC 220 bound for Boston in January. Less than a full day later, the promotion is teasing some high stakes for in a new location for its second PPV of the forthcoming year.
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UFC Targets MW Title Unification With Whittaker, Bisping-GSP Winner for Perth Debut at UFC 221

On Monday, the Ultimate Fighting Championship‘s 2018 pay-per-view debut was revealed with UFC 220 bound for Boston in January. Less than a full day later, the promotion is teasing some high stakes for in a new location for its second PPV of the forthcoming year.
Recent News on Sherdog.com

UFC Targets MW Title Unification With Whittaker, Bisping-GSP Winner for Perth Debut at UFC 221

On Monday, the Ultimate Fighting Championship‘s 2018 pay-per-view debut was revealed with UFC 220 bound for Boston in January. Less than a full day later, the promotion is teasing some high stakes for in a new location for its second PPV of the forthcoming year.
Recent News on Sherdog.com