Robert Whittaker's next defense of the UFC middleweight championship will be against Kelvin Gastelum.
Okamoto reported the UFC is looking to hold a pay-per-view show in Melbourne on Feb. 10.
"We'll announce that when it's time," White said Friday. "It'll be in Australia."
Whittaker, who resides in Sydney, hasn't fought in his home country since 2016. The 27-year-old was scheduled to make his first title defense against Luke Rockhold in February at UFC 221 in Perth, but he withdrew from the bout because of a hamstring injury and abscess infection.
It's been known since July that Gastelum will be Whittaker's next opponent. The UFC announced the news when both fighters were named as coaches for the current season of The Ultimate Fighter, which concludes Nov. 30 in Las Vegas.
Gastelum has won each of his last two fights, with his most recent victory coming against Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza at UFC 224 in May.
Currently riding a nine-fight winning streak, Whittaker captured the UFC middleweight title with a unanimous-decision victory over Yoel Romero at UFC 213. He defeated Romero in a rematch at UFC 225 in June. The bout was supposed to be for the championship but was changed to a non-title fight when Romero missed weight.