Sydney based heavyweight Mark Hunt makes his return to the octagon on Saturday 20 September with the main card to be shown exclusively in Australia on Fuel TV starting at 5pm AEST.
The bout, which is scheduled to headline the UFC Fight Night event, will take place live from Saitama Super Arena in Japan.
The preliminary card which Australian fighter Richard Walsh and New Zealand fighter Daniel Hooker are scheduled to appear on, will be shown via the UFC Fight Pass platform.
It will be Hunt’s first outing since his slug-fest against Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva back in December. Saitama Super Arena is happy hunting ground for Hunt, who won knockout of the night honors last time he was there. Japan is also the country he captured the K-1 title back in 2001.
His opponent, Roy “Big Country” Nelson got his career back on track back in April when he knocked out Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira in the opening round. The Ultimate Fighter Season 10 winner has gone on to build a 7-5 record in the promotion.
The event will be co-headlined by former Pride FC lightweight title holder Takanori Gomi as he takes on Myles Jury.
Also scheduled to appear on the card is Australian TUF Nations competitor Richard walsh who will be hoping to get a second consecutive win in the UFC when he faces Kiichi Kunimoto.
New Zealand fighter Daniel Hooker will start off the night with a fight against Maximo Blanco.
Main Card (Fuel TV @ 5pm AEST):
- Mark Hunt vs Roy Nelson
- Myles Jury vs Takanori Gomi
- Yoshihiro Akiyama vs Amir Sadollah
- Miesha Tate vs Rin Nakai
- Masanori Kanehara vs Alex Caceres
- Kyoji Horiguchi vs Jon Delos Reyes
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass @ 2:30pm):
- Kiichi Kunimoto vs Richard Walsh
- Katsunori Kikuno vs Sam Sicilia
- Hyun Gyu Lim vs Takenori Satos
- Michinori Tanaka vs Kyung Ho Kang
- Kazuki Tokudome vs Johnny Case
- Maximo Blanco vs Daniel Hooker