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Don't Miss A Moment Of UFC 305: Du Plessis vs Adesanya, Live From RAC Arena In Perth, Western Australia On August 17, 2024

Dana White Announces UFC 305 Main Event: Dricus Du Plessis vs Israel Adesanya

UFC CEO Makes The Fight Announcement, Scheduled For August 17, On Monday's Jim Rome Show

In an appearance on The Jim Rome Show Monday, UFC CEO Dana White revealed that the middleweight title will be on the line at UFC 305 in Perth, Australia when champion Dricus Du Plessis takes on former champion Israel Adesanya.

"August 17 in Perth. Now it's official," White said.

Du Plessis will make his first defense of the title after claiming the belt from Sean Strickland at UFC 297 in Toronto last January. Adesanya will attempt to become the first fighter since Randy Couture to own three separate title reigns in the same division.

UFC 305 will go down at Perth’s RAC Arena on August 17. It will mark the third time Perth has hosted a UFC Pay-Per-View event following the success of UFC 221: ROMERO vs ROCKHOLD in February 2018, and most recently, the record-breaking UFC 284: MAKHACHEV vs VOLKANOVSKI  in February 2023.

Elsewhere in the interview, White discussed Conor Mcgregor, the challenges of getting short-notice main event replacements for both UFC 303 and UFC Saudi Arabia in recent weeks, Khamzat Chimaev's illness, and much more.

You can listen to the entire segment of Dana White on The Jim Rome Show here:

Don't miss a moment of UFC 305: Du Plessis vs Adesanya, live from RAC Arena in Perth, Western Australia on August 17, 2024. Prelims start at 8pm ET/5pm PT, while the main card kicks off live on PPV at 10pm ET/7pm PT.