UFC president Dana White on Friday announced the UFC on FX 6 would take place on Dec. 14 and mark the promotion’s return to Australia.

He failed do divulge a location, however. MMAWeekly.com sources indicated that was because a location hasn’t been nailed down just yet, although the promotion is known to have been trying to land an event in Brisbane or Melbourne.

While White announced Hector Lombard vs. Rousimar Palhares for the fight card, MMAWeekly.com has also learned that UFC on FX 6 will also feature a fight between The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes coaches George Sotiropoulos and Ross Pearson and the finals of the Team Australia vs. Team U.K. season of TUF.

Aussie coach George Sotiropoulos (14-4), who hasn’t fought in more than a year, is using The Smashes to help rejuvenate his career, coming off of back-to-back losses to Rafael dos Anjos and Dennis Siver. He made his way to the Octagon via the eight season of The Ultimate Fighter in the U.S.

Pearson (13-6) is also a product of TUF, having won season nine. He started off strong, winning his first three fights in the Octagon, but has since alternated between wins and losses. Pearson enters the bout with Sotiropoulos coming off of a loss to Cub Swanson at UFC on FX 4 in June of this year.

Stay tuned to MMAWeekly.com for more UFC on FX 6 news and updates.

(MMAWeekly.com contributor Andrew Potter contributed to this report.)

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Bleacher Report MMA Rankings for May 2016

  • 22 days ago
  • 19 views

April wasn't the busiest month of MMA action, but it did feature a few big fights. Former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson made his debut in Bellator and suffered a crushing defeat at the ha read news >>

Titan FC Has Signed Carina Damm, Its First Female Fighter

  • 22 days ago
  • 6 views

Titan FC officials on Thursday revealed to MMAWeekly.com that the promotion has inked its first deal with a female fighter. read news >>

Watch the UFC Fight Night 87 Post-Fight Press Conference, Shortly After the Event

  • 18 days ago
  • 12 views

Watch the UFC Fight Night 87: Overeem vs. Arlovski Post-Fight Press Conference, shortly after the event, live on MMAWeekly.com. read news >>

Anderson Silva Underwent Successful Gall Bladder Surgery

  • 15 days ago
  • 33 views

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva underwent successful gall bladder surgery Wednesday morning, his manager told MMAWeekly.com. read news >>

TUF 24 to Feature 16 Champions Vying for a Shot at Demetrious Johnson

  • 15 days ago
  • 33 views

The Ultimate Fighter 24 will feature 16 flyweight champions from other promotions around the world. read news >>

Bellator 155: Carvalho vs. Manhoef Prelims LIVE Stream at 7pm ET on MMAWeekly.com

  • 7 days ago
  • 55 views

Watch the Bellator 155: Carvalho vs. Manhoef preliminary bouts LIVE STREAM on MMAWeekly.com on Friday at 7 p.m. ET. read news >>

Paige VanZant Lands Role in New Kickboxer Feature Film

  • 3 days ago
  • 23 views

Following her stint on Dancing With The Stars, Paige VanZant will make her feature film debut in "Kickboxer: Retaliation." read news >>