Pineda in for Peralta Down Under

Up-to-the-minute news about the UFC on FX 2: Alves vs. Kampmann, taking place Saturday, March 3 in Sydney Australia (airs in the US on Friday, March 2).

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The rematch between featherweights Mackens Semerzier and Robert Peralta slated for March is off, as Peralta has been forced to withdraw from the bout due to injury.

Stepping in for Peralta will be Daniel Pineda, fresh off a quick submission victory in his Octagon debut January 20. Both fighters have verbally agreed to the new matchup.

Noke Gets New Opponent for UFC in Sydney updated January 19
Aussie Kyle Noke has has an opponent change for his upcoming UFC on FX bout in Sydney, as it was announced today that Jared Hamman has been injured and forced to withdraw. Stepping to face Noke will be undefeated Texan Andrew Craig, who will make his UFC debut down under. Both men have verbally agreed to the new matchup.

Te Huna vs. Rosa at UFC on FX 2
updated January 10
Verbal agreements are in for a light heavyweight showdown between Aaron Rosa and Australian power puncher James Te Huna. The March 3 event will mark Te Huna's third appearance at a UFC event in Sydney.

Sydney Card Taking Shape updated January 5
Australian fans have a bevy of brawls to look forward to, as verbal agreements are in for a handful of matchups on the March 3 card.

Hometown favorite Anthony "The Hippo" Perosh will welcome 11-1 light heavyweight prospect Nick Penner to the UFC. Perosh is coming off of back to back submission wins and looks to make it three in a row in his home country.

Another Australian, TUF 11's Kyle Noke will meet in a middleweight match against Jared “The Messenger’ Hamman.

At welterweight, verbal agreements are in for a match between 11-2 Jake "The Hitman" Hecht and submission specialist TJ Waldburger.

TUF 14 standout Steven Siler looks to continue to impress in the featherweight division by taking taking on Cole Miller, who is dropping a weight division and making his debut at 145 pounds. "Siler surprised many by taking out Cole's brother, Micah, to earn a spot in last season's Ultimate Fighter, said UFC president Dana White. "Miller is coming off an impressive submission stoppage in his last outing."

Also at 145 pounds, featherweight contenders Mackens Semerzier and Robbie Peralta will go at it once more after their previous bout at UFC on FOX </a>1 ended up as a no-contest due to an accidental head-butt.

And two heavyweights have verbally agreed to make their UFC debuts in Sydney as 12-3 Strikeforce vet Shawn "The Savage" Jordan will take on 9-2 Brit Oli Thompson.

Court McGee, Costa Philippou Slated for Sydney
updated December 27
Verbal agreements are in for a dynamic matchup between hard-hitting middleweights Constantinos Philippou and Court ‘The Crusher’ McGee for March 3. TUF 11 winner Court McGee most recently decisioned the ultra-tough Dongi Yang, while Philippou is coming off a blistering first-round knockout win at UFC 140.

Flyweights Headed Down Under updated December 10
The March 3 Australia event will mark the introduction of the UFC's flyweight division, with two bouts that will determine the contenders for the UFC’s first-ever flyweight championship.

Former number-one bantamweight contender Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson battles Ian McCall, and longtime 135-pound standout Joseph Benavidez will also drop to 125 pounds to face Japan’s Yasuhiro Urushitani.

Alves vs. Kampmann Confirmed updated November 29
“A potential fight of the night candidate has been verbally agreed to as Martin ‘The Hitman' Kampmann will face Thiago ‘Pit Bull’ Alves in a welterweight match early next year," confirmed UFC president Dana White today.

The event will be aired on the FX Network in early March of next year.


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