Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is bringing the Junior dos Santos vs. Tai Tuivasa heavyweight showdown to the UFC Fight Night 142 mixed martial arts (MMA) main event, booked for this Sat. night (Dec. 1, 2018) on FOX Sports 1 from inside Adelaide Entertainment Centre in South Australia.
Watch them face off at the conclusion of the UFC Adelaide open workouts in the embedded video above.
Dos Santos (19-5) got back into the win column with a unanimous decision win over Blagoy Ivanov at UFC Boise last July. The former UFC heavyweight champion remains seated at No. 7 in the official rankings, probably because “Cigano” has not won back-to-back fights in over six years.
As for Tuivasa (8-0), the undefeated Aussie is coming off the biggest win of his combat sports career, thanks to a unanimous decision nod over former 265-pound kingpin, Andrei Arlovski, at UFC 225 back in June. “Bam Bam” is just 25 years-old and already holds seven knockouts in eight victories.
Be sure to check out the co-main event staredown between light heavyweights Shogun Rua and Tyson Pedro, embedded below.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Fight Night 142 fight card on fight night (click here), starting with the Fight Pass “Prelims” undercard bout at 7 p.m. ET, followed by the FOX Sports 1 “Prelims” undercard bouts at 8 p.m. ET, before the main card start time at 10 p.m. ET, also on FOX Sports 1.
To see the entire UFC Adelaide fight card and line up click here.