As reported here, the UFC have been working on Tai Tuivasa vs Junior Dos Santos. Ariel Helwani reports that the heavyweight clash is now finalised.
Tuivasa and Dos Santos will headline the UFC Fight Night card in Adelaide. The event emenates from the Adelaide Entertainment Centre on December 2nd.
Tuivasa is a rising star in the UFC, although relatively new to MMA, he has everything it takes to be successful in the sport. His combination of skills and charisma seem to have been noticed by the promotion as they are giving him a push.
Tuivasa defeated a heavyweight legend in Andrei Arlovski after just two fights in the big leagues. The UFC are now giving him another former world champion and the chance to cement himself as a top contender.
For JDS, this fight is a shot at redemption. Although his last outing was a win over Blagoy Ivanov, he has had mixed success at the top of the division. His last four fights are each one year apart. The Ivanov fight was a return from a knockout at the hands of Stipe Miocic, followed by a false positive doping test.
Dos Santos will no doubt look to further prove he still belongs in the division with a win over a dangerous young lion. This is an exciting heavyweight bout which would not look out of place in the co-main slot of a pay-per-view.