A former middleweight title challenger will take on an undefeated prospect at the upcoming UFC card in Adelaide.
The UFC has officially announced that Yushin Okami (35-11 MMA, 14-6 UFC) will square off against Russian fighter Alexey Kunchenko (19-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC).
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Okami fought Anderson Silva for the UFC middleweight title in 2011. He recently had a stint outside of the organisation before returning to the UFC in 2017 where he lost to Ovince St Preux at light-heavyweight before dropping down to welterweight and defeating Dhiego Lima. The fight against Alexey Kunchenko will be his 21st fight inside the UFC Octagon and will be competed at 77kgs (170lbs).
Kunchenko signed with the UFC earlier this year after winning 14 of his first 18 fights inside the distance. The unbeaten Kunchenko is the former M-1 Challenge welterweight champion and defeated UFC veteran Thiago Alves when he made his debut this past September.
UFC Adelaide takes place on December 2nd at the Adelaide Entertainment Center. Tickets to the event are now available.
UFC Adelaide Fight Card:
- Junior Dos Santos vs. Tai Tuivasa
- Mark Hunt vs. Justin Willis
- Tyson Pedro vs. Mauricio Rua
- Ben Nguyen vs. Wilson Reis
- Paul Craig vs. Jim Crute
- Kai Kara-France vs. Ashkan Mokhtarian
- Alexey Kunchenko vs. Yushin Okami