Following the news that UFC would be heading to Adelaide, Australia for UFC Fight 65: Hunt vs. Miocic on May 10, the promotion has announced an additional seven bouts for the event.
All seven of the newly announced bouts feature Australia-based fighters.
TUF: Smashes winner Robert Whittaker has been tabbed to square off with Hawaiian middleweight Brad Tavares, light heavyweight Anthony Perosh will take on Sean O’Connell, unbeaten, 20-year-old lightweight Jake Matthews meets fellow TUF alum James Vick, Dylan Andrews clashes with Bradley Scott in another middleweight clash, TUF: Nations teammates Brendan O’Reilly and Vik Grujic will square off at welterweight, “Rowdy” Bec Rawlings meets South Korea’s Seo Hee Ham and Alex Chambers tangles with Kailin Curran, both in the women’s strawweight division.
UFC Fight Night 65 will be headlined by a five-round, heavyweight clash between Mark Hunt and Stipe Miocic. In his last foray into the Octagon, Hunt stepped up on short notice to battle Fabricio Werdum for the UFC interim heavyweight title at UFC 180. Hunt lost the fight via TKO, putting an end to the momentum of his knockout victory over Roy Nelson earlier in the year. Miocic is coming off a decision loss to former heavyweight kingpin Junior dos Santos in December. The loss snapped a three-fight winning streak for the 32-year-old Ohio fighter.
The event will take place from the Adelaide Entertainment Centre on Sunday, May 10 (May 9 in the U.S.). Broadcast plans for the event have not been finalized. More bout for the event are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.