On Sunday, Dec. 2– and also Saturday night for those of us in America– the UFC makes its go back to the Adelaide Home Entertainment Centre in Adelaide, Australia. UFC Fight Night 142 attributes all animals, big and also small. The card is headlined by a heavyweight showdown in between previous champ Junior dos Santos as well as climbing celebrity Tai Tuivasa.
Dos Santos goes into the cage for the second time in 2018 after beating Blagoy Ivanov by consentaneous decision in July. Because shedding his strap to Cain Velasquez in 2012, the Brazilian has actually followed every win with a loss, and the other way around. He would certainly like nothing greater than to finally string with each other 2 victories for the first time in over 6 years.
Tuivasa has a different plan. The Aussie huge male got in the UFC simply a year ago with a knockout sway Rashad Coulter. He has considering that gone 3-0 in the promotion to bring his career mark to 8-0. After going past the first round for the first time in his job versus proficient Andrei Arlovski in June, Tuivasa is bent on make a considerable dive with a gain dos Santos.
The co-headliner showcases one more Aussie fan-favorite. Heavyweight Mark Search encounters California’s Justin Willis. Search, that is recognized for exciting kos, is coming off 2 losses straight. The 31-year-old Willis shed his first pro round in 2012, yet the American has actually gone 7-0 since, with a 3-0 document in the Octagon. With a win over Hunt, Willis will certainly relocate a lot closer to a top-10 position.
Rounding out the primary card is an exciting mix of boxers from various nations, including the unbeaten Jim Crute as well as Suman Mokhtarian, veterans Jake Matthews and Tony Martin, and former light heavyweight champ Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, who tackles rising star Tyson Pedro.
The two-fight UFC Battle Pass very early initial card begins at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday night. The activity then transfers to Fox Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET for four preliminary rounds and remains there for the six-fight main card, which starts at 10 p.m. ET.
Junior dos Santos vs. Tai Tuivasa Full Fight
Mark Hunt vs. Justin Willis Full Fight
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Tyson Pedro Full Fight
Jake Matthews vs. Tony Martin Full Fight
Jim Crute vs. Paul Craig Full Fight
Sodiq Yusuff vs. Suman Mokhtarian