Light Heavyweights ‘Shogun’ Rua, Tyson Pedro to Clash at UFC Fight Night 142 in Adelaide

By: Tristen Critchfield
Sep 25, 2018


A light heavyweight contest pitting Mauricio Rua against Tyson Pedro has been added to the UFC Fight Night 142 lineup.

Multiple outlets have confirmed the booking following an initial report from ESPN.com. UFC Fight Night 142 takes place at Adelaide Entertainment Center in Adelaide, Australia on Dec. 1 and will also include a heavyweight showdown between Junior dos Santos and Tai Tuivasa.

Rua had a three-fight winning streak snapped in a first-round knockout loss to Anthony Smith at UFC Fight Night 134 on July 22. Prior to that, “Shogun” had posted successive triumphs over Gian Villante, Corey Anderson and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. The former UFC light heavyweight champ is 9-9 during his promotional tenure and 25-11 as a pro.

After beginning his Octagon career with two straight wins, Pedro has dropped two of his last three. The 27-year-old Sydney native last appeared at UFC Fight Night 132, where he was submitted in the opening stanza by Ovince St. Preux.

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