An absolute slugfest is headed to Adelaide as former UFC heavyweight champion and #7 ranked contender Junior Dos Santos (19-5 MMA, 13-4 UFC) takes on undefeated #10 ranked Tai ‘Bam Bam’ Tuivasa (8-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) in a classic veteran vs. prospect matchup on December 2.
Dos Santos managed to get things back on track at Fight Night Boise in July when he defeated former WSOF champ Blagoy Ivanov via a lopsided unanimous decision. He believes he’s just one victory away from getting a title shot however Tai Tuivasa can be a tuff assignment for anybody to get pass through.
Undefeated Tuivasa is on a three-fight winning streak. His last victory came against former champ Andrei Arlovski at UFC 225 in June.
Dos Santos is alternating between wins and losses and is 4-4 in his last eight fights. He would certainly like to accomplish some consistency to cement himself a title shot.
Other fights on the card include:
Flyweight – 125lbs: Wilson Reis vs. Ben Nguyen
Flyweight: Kai Kara-France vs. Ashkan Mokhtarian
Light heavyweight – 205lbs: Paul Craig vs. Jim Crute