The UFC returns to Australia as they touch down in Adelaide for UFC Fight Night 142. In the main event, Australia’s own Tai Tuivasa takes on his toughest opponent yet, former heavyweight champion, Junior Dos Santos. Starting his UFC career 3-0, Tuivasa will look to shoot up the rankings with a big win over Dos Santos.
Plus, in the co-main event, Shogun Rua returns coming off his KO loss to Anthony Smith to take on Tyson Pedro. Pedro will look to get a win over a big name while Shogun will look to rebound from the KO loss to Smith. But before we see the co-main event, we will say farewell to one heavyweights biggest names. Mark Hunt will take on Justin Willis in his final fight in the octagon in front of his home crowd.
Opening up the main card will be a light heavyweight fight between Scotland’s Paul Craig and Jim Crute. After that will be a featherweight fight between two UFC newcomers in TUF alum, Suman Mokhtarian and Sodiq Yusuff. Finally, the third fight on the main card will be a welterweight contest between Jake Matthews and Anthony Rocco Martin.
Follow along with MMASucka as we provide you with the results throughout UFC Fight Night 142.
UFC Fight Night 142 Results
MAIN CARD (FS1 – 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)
Junior Dos Santos def. Tai Tuivasa via TKO (Punches) at 2:30 of Round Two
Mauricio Rua def. Tyson Pedro via TKO (Punches) at 0:43 of Round Three
Justin Willis def. Mark Hunt via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Anthony Rocco Martin def. Jake Matthews via Submission (Anaconda Choke) at 1:19 of Round Three
Sodiq Yusuff def. Suman Mokhtarian via TKO (Punches) at 2:14 of Round One
Jimmy Crute def. Paul Craig via Submission (Kimura) at 4:51 of Round Three
PRELIMINARY CARD (FS1 – 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)
Aleksei Kunchenko def. Yushin Okami via Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)
Wilson Reis def. Ben Nguyen via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Keita Nakamura def. Salim Touahri via Split Decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
Kai Kara-France def. Elias Garcia via Unanimous Decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-26)
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass – 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT)
Christos Giagos def. Mizuto Hirota via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-27, 30-28)
Damir Ismagulov def. Alex Gorgees via Unanimous Decision (30-25, 30-26, 30-26)
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