Palelei (pictured center) is a UFC three-times world champion, with a black belt in Brazilian Ju-Jitsu. He is currently ranked 24th in the world in the UFC's heavyweight division.
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Not so black and white —
While mixed martial arts contests are allowed in Western Australia, the state bans the UFC's eight-sided fenced enclosure, called "the Octagon."
Western Australian Sport and Recreation Minister, Mia Davies, said: "The State Government does not support the use of a fenced enclosure for Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) contests, believing it is not in the best interests of the wider community to endorse or encourage participation of fighting in a 'cage.' "MMA contests are allowed in Western Australia in a boxing ring."
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Cause for concern? —
A similar ban on the use of "cages" was lifted in the Australian state of Victoria earlier this year, with the first such contest now set to be held in November.