Jake Hecht (above) made a big splash in his Octagon debut. Can he follow it up with a win against T.J. Waldburger at UFC on FX 2 next March? Photo by Nick Laham via Zuffa LLC/Getty Images.
Looks like Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) may have picked up an additional welterweight match-up for its UFC on FX 2 event on March 3, 2012, scheduled for the AllPhones Arena in Sydney, Australia.
Just confirmed my next fight for march 3 in sydney, australia vs tj waldburger. Back on the diet and hard training after the new year.
Hecht's Octagon debut was a smashing success following a second round technical knockout win over Rich Attonito earlier this month to push his record to 11-2 with eight finishes. Waldburger was also victorious his last time out, improving to 14-6 after strangling MIke Stumpf at UFC Fight Night 25 last September.
UFC on FX 2 will feature a welterweight headliner between Martin Kampmann and Thiago Alves as well as the opening round of the promotion's inaugural four-man flyweight tournament, featuring Demetrious Johnson vs. Ian McCall and Joseph Benavidez vs. Yasuhiro Urushitani.
Here's what the March 3 line-up looks like thus far:
170 lbs.: Thiago Alves vs. Martin Kampmann
Main card (FX):
Preliminary card (FUEL):
205 lbs.: James Te Huna vs. Aaron Rosa
170 lbs.: Jake Hecht vs. T.J. Waldburger
*Fight card and line-up subject to change.