UFC Adelaide (Fight Night 142) takes place at Adelaide Entertainment Centre on December 2. MMA event is headlined by a heavyweight battle between Tai Tuivasa and Junior dos Santos. The lineup of the upcoming show has recently suffered several changes.
The scheduled flyweight bout between Kai Kara-France and Ashkan Mokhtarian fell off when the latter was forced to withdraw due to injury, MMAJunkie confirmed with UFC officials. Riding a five-fight win streak, Kai Kara-France (17-7) is expected to makes his UFC debut. The promotion is reportedly searching for a replacement opponent.
According to Dutch website MMA DNA, lightweight Alex Gorgees replaces Joseph Duffy, who withdrew from a fight against Damir Ismagulov due to rib injury. The latter was a replacement for Ross Pearson who pulled out from the fight against Duffy earlier this month citing broken nose. The promotion is yet to make a formal announcement.
Among the bouts featured on UFC Adelaide fight card, Mark Hunt battles out against Justin Willis at heavyweight, and Tyson Pedro squares off against Mauricio Rua at light heavyweight. The expected lineup can be found below.
UFC Adelaide fight card
Heavyweight Junior dos Santos vs. Tai Tuivasa
Heavyweight Mark Hunt vs. Justin Willis
Light Heavyweight Tyson Pedro vs. Mauricio Rua
Welterweight Jake Matthews vs. Tony Martin
Light Heavyweight Paul Craig vs. Jim Crute
Featherweight Suman Mokhtarian vs. Sodiq Yusuff
Welterweight Yushin Okami vs. Alexey Kunchenko
Flyweight Wilson Reis vs. Ben Nguyen
Lightweight Mizuto Hirota vs. Christos Giagos
Flyweight Kai Kara-France vs. TBD
Welterweight Keita Nakamura vs. Salim Touahri
Lightweight Damir Ismagulov vs. Alex Gorgees (TBC)