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Wednesday November 28th 2018

It's a weekend of Aussies in UFC 142

It's a weekend of Aussies in UFC 142 at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre in Adelaide, Australia on Sunday 2nd December plus there’s some undercard action that's worth at least a quick going-over.

The star attraction of the night is Australia’s Heavyweight hopeful, Tai Tuivasa fighting the more experienced striker Junior Dos Santos. Tulvasa is a focused fighter, undeafeated in his first three fights in the UFC and looking to establish his credentials as one of the most dangerous big men in front of his home fans at the weekend.

Junior Dos Santos debuted for the UFC in 2008 and surged up ladder winning his first nine fights. He delivered the goods in spectacular fashion in 2011 when winning the title against Cain Velasquez and went on to defend it with a KO in the second round against Frank Mir. 

He was in far more danger than he realised last year when losing the title fight against then Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic via a first round KO but went on to pick up a valuable victory against former WSOF Heavyweight Champion Blagoy Ivanov in July this year.

Tai Tulvasa is every inch a contender in this fight but the more experienced Junior Dos Santos who is showing little signs of slowing down so back Junior Dos Santos to win @ $1.65.

Back Junior Dos Santos to win @ $1.65

Tyson Pedro

The Co Main Event brings rising Aussie star Tyson Pedro who has the gruelling task of fighting the skill and strength of one of the most experienced fighters in the division, Mauricio Rua.

Pedro's short UFC career so far has been littered with up's and down's. The 27 year old from Sydney ambushed the opportunity to take first round wins over Khalil Roundtree, Paul Craig and Saparbeg Safarov but was caught out with losses against Latifi and Ovince Saint Preux.

Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Mauricio Rua lost the title at his first defence to Jon Jones and it can be a long road back when you’ve been knocked off the top.

Since winning the title he has been there and done it with 6 wins and 7 losses including a recent loss in a knockout in the first round against Anthony Smith.

Tyson Pedro needs to step up to climb up the rankings and we think he is ready to add this win to his burgeoning career. Back Tyson Pedro To Win @ $1.25.

Back Tyson Pedro to win at $1.25

Mark Hunt

Popular opinion is that Mark Hunt will make mince meat out of Justin Willis in front of his own crowd on Sunday and who are we to argue with that!

Despite having lost three of his last four fights it's just not going to happen again in his home country on Sunday. Even a cautionary look at Justin Willis' three undefeated fights in the UFC shouldn't put you off. Anyway, two of his fights have needed the judges decision.

Don’t bet against Mark Hunt.

Back Mark Hunt To Win By KO

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