Perosh will once again compete for the UFC on home soil, as
“The Hippo” has been booked to face fellow light heavyweight
UFC on FX 6.
Australia’s Daily Telegraph first reported the booking, and Perosh
(Pictured) confirmed the bout via Twitter on Tuesday morning.
UFC on FX 6 takes place at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition
Centre in Gold Coast, Australia, and will serve as the finale for
“The Ultimate Fighter: Australia vs. U.K.” Lightweight coaches
Pearson and George
Sotiropoulos are slated to headline the event, which airs on
Dec. 14 live on FX in the United States.
Perosh, 40, recently saw a three-fight winning streak snapped by
former MFC champion Ryan Jimmo,
who knocked the Aussie cold in just seven seconds at UFC 149 in
July. Prior to that setback, the grappler notched victories over
Blackledge and Cyrille
Diabate last year before kicking off 2012 with a first-round
technical knockout of Nick Penner
at UFC on FX 2 in March.
Beltran is still searching for his first UFC victory at 205 pounds.
The former heavyweight battler slimmed down for a hard-fought but
ultimately unsuccessful Octagon return against heavy-handed New
Zealander James Te
Huna on July 11. A full decade younger than his upcoming
opponent, Beltran has lost five of his last seven bouts, with his
most recent UFC victory coming over Aaron Rosa 15
months ago at UFC 131.