Junior Dos Santos Returns Against Tai Tuivasa In The Main Headliner Of UFC Adelaide
Former heavyweight champion Junior dos Santo and Tai Tuivasa are set to square off in the main headliner of UFC’s return to Adelaide Australia on Dec. 2 from Adelaide Entertainment Centre.
Combate first reported the news on Thursday, later ESPN also confirms the matchup.
Junior dos Santos vs. Tai Tuivasa is the main event of UFC Adelaide on 12/2, per sources — https://t.co/0xBFqjXoXB (First reported by @raphamarinho.)
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) August 31, 2018
Dos Santos (19-5) got back into winning column after defeating former World Series of Fighting champion Blagoy Ivanov via unanimous decision victory in July. That was the first fight since losing a title to Stipe Miocic back in May of 2017 at UFC 211. Dos Santos bounced between wins and losses since 2012 (4-4) when Cigano lost the UFC champion to Cain Velasquez.
Tai Tuivasa is 8-0 overall, with three Octagon wins and most recently coming off a decision win over Andrei Arlovski back in June and was the first fight that went to distance. Now ‘Bam Bam’ will face the toughest challenge when he faces dos, Santos.
Check out the added fights on Adelaide card; it’s continuing to build up as it gets near to date.
Flyweight – 125lbs: Wilson Reis vs. Ben Nguyen
Flyweight: Kai Kara-France vs. Ashkan Mokhtarian
Light heavyweight – 205lbs: Paul Craig vs. Jim Crute
Who do you think will come out victorious between Tuivasa and Dos Santos?