UFC officials have announced that a trio of Australian fighters will feature on the promotions upcoming event in Singapore.
Tyson Pedro (7-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) has drawn the biggest test of his career and will take on former title challenger Ovince Saint Preux (22-11 MMA, 10-6 UFC).
Saint Preux once went the full five rounds for the interim light-heavyweight title against Jon Jones. Saint Preux was riding a three-fight win streak, with all three wins being finish victories, before falling short to Ilir Latifi this past February.
Pedro suffered his first career loss to Ilir Latifi last year, but recently rebounded at UFC 221 in Perth with an emphatic first round kimura victory over Saparbek Safarov. For whatever it may be worth, the UFC rankings have Pedro at number 12, meanwhile Saint Preux sits at number 8.
It’s on!! We coming singapore🤗 pic.twitter.com/7xcrvnCdHz
— Tyson Pedro (@tyson_pedro_) April 15, 2018
In other match ups announced for Aussies, Jakes Matthews (13-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC) will take on Shinsho Anzai( 10-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) and Jessica-Rose Clark (9-4, 2-0 UFC) will fight Jessica Eye (12-6, 2-6 UFC).
Matthews will be looking to secure his first 3 fight win streak since joining the UFC on the upcoming card in Singapore. Matthews has won both of his fights since returning to the welterweight division and recently put on an outstanding performance at UFC 221 in Perth, which also saw him pick up fight of the night honours.
Clark is undefeated since joining the UFC, claiming notable victories over Bec Rawlings and Paige VanZant in her first two outings with the promotion.
The UFC returns to Singapore on June 23 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. A welterweight fight between Donald Cerrone and Leon Edwards will serve as the main event
The latest UFC Fight Night Singapore card now includes:
My earliest combat sports memory is watching David Tua knock people out with his left hook. I am extremely passionate about combat sports in Australia and my home country of New Zealand and I endeavour to grow the profile of martial arts and its athletes in both countries. Persistent Brazilian jiu-jitsu battler.