Bec Rawlings faces Jessica-Rose Clark at UFC Sydney
Bec Rawlings (r) faces Jessica-Rose Clark at UFC Sydney / Pic: Facebook / rowdybec

Jessica-Rose Clark replaces Joanne Calderwood

UFC Sydney Fight Night takes place at the Qudos Bank Arena on Sunday November 19. The event airs live on FS 6, Edge and Fight Pass.

According to Daily Telegraph the fight card has suffered a change with Joanne Calderwood of Scotland, who “has been ruled out of” her clash with the representative of the country-host Bec Rawlings. The replacement, Jessica-Rose Clark took the fight on the 11-day notice going up against her Australian colleague. The bout is scheduled for three rounds at women’s flyweight.

For Rawlings, who is coming off two losses against Tecia Torres and Paige VanZan, it will be her sixth bout in UFC. Clark makes her UFC debut with the most recent victory taken against Carina Damm in August.

UFC Fight Night 121 is headlined by Brazilian heavyweight Fabricio Werdum face off Poland’s Marcin Tybura. Bec Rawlings up against Jessica-Rose Clark is the second bout from the top.

Also on the main card welterweight Belal Muhammad takes on Tim Means, and middleweight Daniel Kelly goes up against Elias Theodorou. The expected fight card can be found below.

UFC Sydney fight card

Main card
Heavyweight Fabricio Werdum vs. Marcin Tybura
Strawweight Bec Rawlings vs. Jessica-Rose Clark
Welterweight Belal Muhammad vs. Tim Means
Middleweight Daniel Kelly vs. Elias Theodorou
Featherweight Alex Volkanovski vs. Humberto Bandenay

Preliminary card
Flyweight Ashkan Mokhtarian vs. Ryan Benoit
Lightweight Will Brooks vs. Nik Lentz
Heavyweights Anthony Hamilton vs. Adam Wieczorek
Lightweight Damien Brown vs. Frank Camacho

Early prelims
Strawweight Nadia Kassem vs. Alex Chambers
Flyweight Jenel Lausa vs. Eric Shelton

Expected bouts
Heavyweight Tai Tuivasa vs. Rashad Coulter
Welterweight Jake Matthews vs. Bojan Velickovic

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Parviz Iskenderov

Parviz Iskenderov is a muaythai fighter from Perth, Australia. He is a former national champion of Belarus, and also a finalist of IFMA European Cup. He is an editor and journalist at FIGHTMAG. He covers national and world news. Iskenderov is also the WKN (World Kickboxing Network) international coordinator for Australia.

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