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.
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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.
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