UFC Adelaide Live Results
One UFC heavyweight competes in his home country, hoping to get another win over a former UFC champion, while the other looks to get another crack at winning back the title he once held.
UFC Adelaide will be headlined by a battle of two ranked heavyweight contenders, as former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos faces Australia’s own Tai Tuivasa.
Dos Santos last fought in July, scoring a victory over Blagoy Ivanov in his first bout since a failed title challenge of then-UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic at UFC 211. After starting his career 15-1 and winning the UFC heavyweight title, Dos Santos has gone just 4-4, which also includes losing the title back to Cain Velasquez and losing the trilogy bout. Tuivasa, meanwhile, looks to extend his unbeaten run and get a second win over a former champion. Back in June at UFC 225, Tuivasa scored a decision win over Andrei Arlovski.
UFC Adelaide also features Mark Hunt’s final UFC bout, as he faces Justin Willis, and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua in action against Tyson Pedro.
UFC Adelaide Main Card:
Heavyweight: Junior Dos Santos def. Tai Tuivasa via TKO (Rd. 2, 2:30)
Light Heavyweight: Mauricio “Shogun” Rua def. Tyson Pedro via TKO (Rd. 3, 0:43)
Heavyweight: Justin Willis def. Mark Hunt via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Welterweight: Tony Martin def. Jake Matthews via submission (anaconda choke) (Rd. 3, 1:19)
Featherweight: Sodiq Yussuf def. Suman Mokhtarian via TKO (Rd. 1, 2:14)
Light Heavyweight: Jim Crute def. Paul Craig via submission (kimura) (Rd. 3, 4:51)
UFC Adelaide Preliminary Card:
Welterweight: Alexey Kunchenko def. Yushin Okami via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)
Flyweight: Wilson Reis def. Ben Nguyen via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Welterweight: Keita Nakamura def. Salim Touahri via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
Flyweight: Kai Kara-France def. Elias Garcia via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-26
UFC Adelaide Early Prelim Card:
Lightweight:Christos Giagos def. Mizuto Hirota via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 30-28)
Lightweight: Damir Ismagulov def. Alex Gorgees via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-26, 30-26)