As The Herald Sun reported late last evening, Sydney based light-heavyweight prospect Tyson Pedro has been signed with the UFC to fight on the upcoming Melbourne card.
The 25-year-old is coming off an impressive victory over Steven Warby in October adding yet another finish to his growing stat sheet. Four wins from four victories all coming inside the first four minutes. Pedro fought just last month where he submitted New Zealand stand-out Steve Warby with a rear-naked choke at AFC 17.
In a division that has been starved of talent, and a former champion in Jon Jones who is sitting on the bench due to a one year suspension thanks to USADA, it is easy to see why the UFC would be keen to invest in the rising star.
Standing across from Pedro will be TUF 23 Alumni Khalil Rountree. The aggressive southpaw is currently 4-1 in his professional career and is best known for his knock-out power.
The main event between Luke Rockhold and Jacare Souza, as previously reported, has been cancelled due to a knee injury sustained by Rockhold. Robert Whittaker and Derek Brunson will now headline the event to be held on November 27 at Rod Laver Arena.
- Robert Whittaker vs. Derek Brunson
- Jake Matthews vs. Andrew Holbrook
- Kyle Noke vs. Omari Akhmedov
- Alex Volkanovski vs. Yusuke Kasuya
- Daniel Kelly vs. Chris Camozzi
- Damien Brown vs. Jon Tuck
- Richard Walsh vs. Jonathan Meunier
- Ben Nguyen vs. Geane Herrera
- Daniel Hooker vs. Jason Knight
- Jenel Lausa vs. Zhikui Yao
- Seo Hee Ham vs. Danielle Taylor
- Tyson Pedro vs. Khalil Rountree