Justin Tafa set to debut at UFC 243

Two heavyweights are set to make their debuts at UFC 243.

Justin Tafa (3-0) will take on Yorgan De Castro (5-0) at the October 6 event with the location currently yet to be determined. MMA Junkie was first to report the news.

The match up comes just days after Tafa announced he has signed with the UFC.

Tafa is the older brother of Glorry heavyweight Junior Tafa and is known to train with both Tai Tuivasa and Mark Hunt.

Tafa has been competing on the Australian regional circuit with the XFC where he knocked out all three of his opponents. 

His opponent, Yorgan De Castro, picked up a UFC contract after winning in the first round in a recent fight on Dana White’s Contender series. 

UFC 234 will be headlined by a middleweight unification fight between Rob Whittaker and Israel Adesanaya. While sources are indication the event will be held in Melbourne, the official location of the event is yet to be determined. 

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