Injury forces two changes to Adelaide’s UFC Fight Night: Miocic vs Hunt

The UFC’s first visit to Adelaide, South Australia on May 10 has hit some turbulence with two fighters falling from the lineup due to injury.

Australian welterweight Kyle Noke was scheduled to meet Andreas Stahl at ‘UFC Fight Night: Miocic vs Hunt’, however due to an undisclosed injury to the Swedish fighter, Noke has now agreed to square off with American new comer Jonavin Webb.

Twenty six year-old Web (8-0-1nc) has spent his entire pro career fighting for New Jersey based promotion Cage Fury Fighting Championships and is a former welterweight titleholder in the promotion. 

Meanwhile, as first reported by MMA Kanvas, Australian strawweight Bec Rawlings will now face fellow TUF 20 contestant Lisa Ellis (15-9) after South Korean fighter Seo Hee Ham was also forced from the card due to injury.

Ellis, 32, who was submitted in the TUF 20 prelims by Jessica Penne, will be looking to bounce back after also losing to Felice Herrig by submission at the finale show in December last year.

UFC Fight Night: Miocic vs Hunt will take place at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre on Sunday, May 10 and will be headlined by a heavyweight tilt between Mark Hunt and Stipe Miocic. The event is expected to be broadcast live in Australia on Fox Sports.

Main Card:

  • Stipe Miocic vs Mark Hunt
  • Brad Tavares vs Robert Whittaker
  • Anthony Perosh vs Sean O’Connell
  • Jake Matthews vs James Vick

Preliminary card:

  • Kyle Noke vs Jonavin Webb
  • Hatsu Hioki vs Dan Hooker
  • Daniel Kelly vs Sam Alvey
  • Bec Rawlings vs Lisa Ellis
  • Dylan Andrews vs Brad Scott
  • Alex Chambers vs Kailin Curran
  • Vik Grujic vs Brendan O’Reilly
  • Ben Nguyen vs Alptekin Ozkilic