Soa Palelei vs. Jared Rosholt added to UFC Fight Night: New Zealand


Heavyweight Soa Palelei has been booked for another fight just days after running through Ruan Potts, as he faces Jared Rosholt in New Zealand.

Fresh off of a fairly easy (but ultra violent) knockout win in Cincinnati, Soa Palelei's next fight is already lined up for June 28th. The Aussie will travel to New Zealand to take on American Jared Rosholt as part of UFC Fight Night: Marquardt vs. Te Huna.

Palelei (21-3) is 3-0 in his UFC return after a one-and-done first time in the Octagon when he lost to Eddie Sanchez in 2007. His last two victories have been straight KOs from mount vs. Pat Barry and Ruan Potts, and has won 11 straight since 2011, all of them by KO/TKO. After his win over Potts, Palelei was slotted 15th in the latest heavyweight rankings.

Rosholt (10-1) is 2-0 in the UFC and on his own winning streak of 6. His victories have come against Walt Harris and Daniel Omielanczuk, both by unanimous decision. Both of his prior UFC outings have been on the prelims, but this one is likely to be given main card status.

UFC Fight Night: Marquardt vs. Te Huna airs live on Fight Pass as part of a dual-event day for the UFC. Later in the evening, Cub Swanson fights Jeremy Stephens at UFC Fight Night in San Antonio.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 29 days ago
  • 7 views

Here are the 3 things you need to know for Jared Rosholt's bout against Heavyweight journeyman Oleksiy Oliynyk in Austin, Texas. The Match Up Heavyweight Jared Rosholt vs. Oleksiy Oliynyk 3 Things Yo read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 23 views

It didn't look good early and then BAM! Feel that left hand. The heavyweights were mixing it up on the main card of tonight's (Sat., Nov. 22, 2014) UFC Fight Night 57: "Edgar vs. Swanson" event at Fr read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 17 views

AUSTIN, Texas – Oleksiy Oliynyk might not have started off so well against Jared Rosholt, but it didn’t matter after the way he finished. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 views

Do over! Longtime Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) veterans Nik Lentz and Thiago Tavares will once again hook 'em up -- this time as featherweights -- at the UFC Fight Night 60 mixed martial arts read news >>

  • 24 days ago
  • 2 views

The UFC’s January return to Boston continues to take shape as a pair of New Englanders are set to meet in a featherweight bout. Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>

  • 17 days ago
  • 0 views

Intriguing matchups continue to be added to the upcoming UFC Fight Night event in Stockholm, Sweden, as top-notch featherweight prospects Mirsad Bektic and Alan Omer will collide... read news >>

  • 16 days ago
  • 0 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has pulled a late switcheroo for its upcoming UFC Fight Night 59 fight card on FOX Sports 1, as Gleison Tibau steps in for the injured Jorge Masvidal (back) to ba read news >>

  • 9 days ago
  • 0 views

Patrick Walsh will fight undefeated Daniel Kelly in a middleweight contest at UFC Fight Night “Brown vs. Saffiedine” on Feb. 14. read news >>

  • 2 days ago
  • 0 views

It appears the UFC’s February return to Brazil, its first scheduled trip there in 2015, has its main event – a bout between a former champ and a recent title challenger. Filed under: Featured, MMA Ru read news >>