Soa Palalei vs Sean McCorckle Confirmed for AFC 4 in Australia


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Sao Palelei vs Eddie Sanchez UFC 79After having a fight with Andrei Arlovski at One FC 5 cancelled due to the fact he wasn’t willing to sign a four-fight contract, Australian heavyweight Soa “The Hulk” Palelei will continue his charge towards another UFC contract when he fights former UFC fighter Sean “Big Sexy” McCorkle on Dec. 7 at Australian Fighting Championships (AFC) 4 in Melbourne, Australia.

The promotion confirmed the match-up via their social media account for the main event, which will take place at the Melbourne Pavillion in a ring.

Palelei has had one previous UFC fight back in 2007, where he was on the wrong side of a TKO to Eddie Sanchez. Since the UFC loss, Palelei’s record sits at 9-1 with his only recent loss being to now Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix champion Daniel Cormier.

His opponent, Sean McCorckle, was cut from the UFC roster in 2011 after back-to-back losses against Stefan Struve and Christian Morecraft. The 36-year-old signed with Bellator, where he won his debut fight earlier this year before losing via knockout to Brian Heden in a performance labelled as “embarrassing.” He since tried his hand at pro wrestling, but will return to MMA when he fights Palelei.

Australian welterweight Nick Patterson will fight on the card, but his opponent is yet to be announced.

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