A venue has been announced for
UFC on FX 6
, which will feature a light heavyweight bout
The show takes place Dec. 15 at the Gold Coast Convention and
Exhibition Centre in Gold Coast, Australia, and will be headlined
by a middleweight tilt pitting former Bellator champion Hector
Lombard against submission ace Rousimar
Palhares. “The Ultimate Fighter: Australia vs. U.K.” coaches
Pearson and George
Sotiropoulos will square off at the event, as will the reality
show’s to-be-determined lightweight and welterweight finalists.
The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre was opened in 2004
and is capable of housing 6,000 spectators. The venue has been the
home of the National Basketball League’s Gold Coast Blaze since
2007 and also hosts home games for the Queensland Firebirds, a
Brisbane-based netball team.
Soszynski has not competed since suffering a 35-second knockout at
the hands of Igor
Pokrajac on Dec. 10 at UFC 140. That defeat snapped a two-fight
winning streak for the Polish-born Canadian, who had outpointed
Reljic and Mike
Massenzio prior to the Pokrajac stoppage.
Oliveira makes the cut to light heavyweight for his bout with “The
Polish Experiment.” The Brazilian suffered the first loss of his
career to countryman and former heavyweight title contender
Gonzaga at UFC 142, as Oliveira was choked out by “Napao” in
the first round of their Jan. 14 meeting. Oliveira owns eight of
his 13 career victories by knockout and has gone to a decision just
three times in seven years as a pro.
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