Richie Vaculik on UFC 193 Melbourne card; awaiting opponent

Richie Vaculik

Australian flyweight and star of TV reality show “The Crew”, is set to fight on the UFC 193 event taking place at the Etihad Stadium in Melbourne on November 15.

Vaculik revealed the news as a host on Fox Sports Australia’s UFC Fight Week on Thursday night.

The 32-year-old big wave surfer said:

“I’ve been confirmed for the card. Just waiting to get an opponent. I’m wrapped to be part of this amazing event. Just sitting back waiting to get an opponent.”

Despite going 1-2 in his first three fights within the UFC’s Octagon, Vaculik revealed earlier this year that he had resigned a new four fight contract with the promotion. The big wave surfer last fought back in November where he arguably won the first two rounds before being knocked out in the opening seconds of the last round by Louis Smolka.

As announced earlier this week, UFC 193 has been made official for Etihad stadium in Melbourne and will be headlined by a UFC welterweight title fight as Robbie Lawler looks to defend his title against challenger Carlos Condit.

Fight Card:

Robbie Lawler (26-10) vs Carlos Condit (30-8) – UFC welterweight title
Mark Hunt (10-10-1) vs Antonio Silva (19-7)
Robert Whittaker (14-4) vs Michael Bisping (28-8)
Jake Matthews (9-1) vs Akbarh Arreola (23-9-1)
Kyle Noke (20-7-1) vs Peter Sobotta (15-4-1)
Anthony Perosh (15-9) vs Gian Villante (13-5)
Daniel Kelly (9-1-0) vs Ricardo Abreu (5-2)
Richard Walsh (8-4) vs Steve Kennedy (22-7)
Richie Vaculik (10-3) vs TBA

Started Martial Arts training after watching Mr Miyagi and Daniel-son in Karate Kid back in 1987. By the time MMA arrived many years later, I was hooked. Coverage of local MMA was via scarce posts on forums like the Underground and Sherdog. I embarked on covering the sport in 2002 and since then have written thousands of articles for both print and online media, before branching out and starting Fight News Australia in 2010. Outside the site, I dream of riding in an F1 car.

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