Article

Gold Coast Venue Confirmed for UFC on FX Event in Australia

GOLD COAST VENUE CONFIRMED FOR UFC ON FX EVENT IN AUSTRALIA

DECEMBER 15 EVENT TO FEATURE THE SMASHES COACHES AND FINALISTS
Sydney – Australia: On the eve of the premiere episode of The Ultimate Fighter: Australia vs UK – The Smashes™, the Ultimate Fighting Championship® organisation has today announced that the UFC on FX: Sotiropoulos vs Pearson event in Australia will be held at the Gold Coast Convention and Entertainment Centre on Saturday, December 15, 2012.
 
The event will be broadcast LIVE from midday on FX and will be headlined by The Ultimate Fighter: Australia vs UK – The Smashes coaches, England’s Ross Pearson (15-6-0) and Australia’s George Sotiropoulos (14-4-0), who will meet in the lightweight division.
 
The card will also feature the anticipated match-up between by ‘adopted’ Aussie Hector Lombard (31-3-1, 1 NC) and submission specialist, Rousimar 'Toquinho' Palhares (23-4-0) and The Smashes finalists in the welterweight and lightweight divisions.
 
The Ultimate Fighter: Australia vs. UK – The Smashes is set to premiere on FX (channel 123 on FOXTEL), on Wednesday, September 19, 7.30pm AEST. A teaser for the show can be viewed here http://youtu.be/-fnw1GZy-no. (The show will also be broadcast in the UK Wednesday nights at midnight.)
 
Also confirmed for the UFC on FX card is a bout between two explosive light heavyweights: Ednaldo ‘Lula’ Oliveira (13-1-1, 1 NC) vs Krzysztof ‘The Polish Experiment’ Soszynski (22-13-1).
                       
Further details regarding the event including ticket availability will be announced in the coming weeks.
 
For more information, bios, videos and photos, visit www.UFC.com and follow us on Twitter @UFC_Australia and @FXtvau or on www.facebook.com/UFCAustralia and www.facebook.com/fxtvau. Join the conversation on Twitter: #TUFSmashes  #TeamAUS  #TeamUK. 

Media

Recent
In Dominick Cruz's return to the Octagon he took back the bantamweight title for TJ Dillashaw. Watch Cruz defend his belt against Urijah Faber at UFC 199 on Saturday, June 4 live on Pay-Per-View.
May 23, 2016
Michael Bisping won the biggest fight of his career when he defeated Anderson Silva in front of his home crowd in London, England this past February. Watch Bisping fight for the belt at UFC 199 against Luke Rockhold on June 4.
May 20, 2016
Re-watch the thrilling fight from UFC 194 when Luke Rockhold took the middleweight belt from Chris Weidman. Don't miss Rockhold defend his belt against Michael Bisping at UFC 199 on June 4 from Los Angeles.
May 23, 2016
Cody Garbrandt has always been a fighter inside and outside of the Octagon. Here the bantamweight talk about training with Team Alpha Male and the importance of family ahead of his main event fight with Thomas Almeida in Las Vegas.
May 23, 2016