UFC Returns with Back-to-Back Events This Weekend

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
December 10th, 2012

UFC Ross Pearson

After hosting the most star-studded freebie fight card in the history of ever, the UFC comes storming back with a pair of free events this weekend.

“UFC on FX: Sotiropoulos vs. Pearson” takes place inside Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in Broadbeach, Australia. The show technically goes down December 15th, but due to the time zone differences, the main card airs live in North America on Friday the 14th beginning at 9PM ET/6PM PT.

Lightweights Ross Pearson (Pictured) and George Sotiropoulos, who served as opposing coaches on “The Ultimate Fighter: Australia vs. U.K.,” headline the festivities. In addition, Brad Scott will battle Robert Whittaker in the TUF welterweight finals and Colin Fletcher fights Norman Parke in the TUF lightweight finale.

On Saturday, the curtain will be drawn on “The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale” in Las Vegas, Nevada. Heavyweights Roy Nelson and Matt Mitrione serve as the night’s featured attraction.

Also, Colton Smith and Mike Ricci meet in the TUF 16 welterweight finals.

FX airs the main card live starting at 9PM ET/6PM PT.

Here is the official agenda for UFC on FX 6:

Preliminary Card:


Nick Penner vs. Cody Donovan

Brendan Loughnane vs. Mike Wilkinson

Ben Alloway vs. Manuel Rodriguez

Seth Baczynski vs. Mike Pierce

Joey Beltran vs. Igor Pokrajac

Hacran Dias vs. Chad Mendes

Main Card:


Hector Lombard vs. Rousimar Palhares

Colin Fletcher vs. Norman Parke (TUF Lightweight finals)

Brad Scott vs. Robert Whittaker (TUF welterweight finals)

George Sotiropoulos vs. Ross Pearson

Here is the roster for TUF 16 Finale:

Tim Elliott vs. Jared Papazian

John Cofer vs. Mike Rio

Reuben Duran vs. Hugo Viana

Nick Catone vs. T.J. Waldburger

Rustam Khabilov vs. Vinc Pichel

Johnny Bedford vs. Marcos Vinicius

Mike Pyle vs. James Head

Dustin Poirier vs. Jonathan Brookins

Jamie Varner vs. Melvin Guillard

Pat Barry vs. Shane Del Rosario

Colton Smith vs. Mike Ricci (TUF 16 welterweight finals)

Roy Nelson vs. Matt Mitrione

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