Zein Saliba vs Maui Tuigamala headlines AFC 11 this Saturday

Zein Saliba

TUF Nations representative Zein Saliba steps back into the ring for the first time since his appearance on The Ultimate Fighter and is set to face undefeated Maui Tuigamala in the main event of Australian Fighting Championships 11.

The show will be held at the Melbourne Pavilion in Victoria, Australia on Saturday night.

You can catch all the action live via an online stream on the Fight News Australia LIVE FIGHTS page for US$16.99.

Apart from his stint on The Ultimate Fighter, Saliba has been inactive having last defeated UFC fighter Vik Grujic via a unanimous decision back in December 2012. On the UFC’s reality show in 2013, Saliba was eliminated in the opening round, losing to eventual winner Elias Theodorou via decision.

Tuigamala has been making a name for himself in the Nitro promotion, where he has defeated the likes of Chris Birch, Matt Eland and most recently a first-round submission over Shane Mitchell. He now steps up for the biggest fight of his short career.

A planned match between Peter Davenport and Alex Anthony has been scrapped from the card.

UPDATE 21/11/2014 @ 16:45: Lana Kate vs Jessy Rose-Clark has been scrapped after Lana Kate withdrew from the fight after not being made weight. 

Fight Card:

  • Zein Saliba vs Maui Tuigamala
  • John Beirouti vs Chris Lindner
  • Nick David vs Jason Lonigan
  • Kitt Campbell vs Chris Birch
  • James Londrigan vs Lance Ettia
  • Chris Wase vs Tim Zosh
  • Nikos Trepca vs Christian Burghartswieser
  • Stevie Kelly vs Alexandra Muir