Tuesday UFC officials announced that Australian heavyweight Soa Palele (21-3 MMA, 3-1 UFC) will collide with the American wrestling specialist Jared Rosholt (10-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) at UFC Fight Night, featuring a middleweight headliner of Nate Marquardt vs. James Te Huna. UFC Fight Night 43 will take place June 28 at Vector Arena in Auckland, New Zealand and airs on UFC Fight Pass.
Soa Palele wasted no time getting another fight after a hard hitting quick knockout win last Saturday, at UFC Fight Night 40 over Ruan Potts in the first round. Soa Palele is hoping to continue his impressive 11 fight win streak, all of which he has won by TKO.
Team takedowns Jared “THE BIG SHOW” Rosholt is a former three time all American wrestler. He is also the younger brother of former UFC fighter Jake Rosholt. Since his debut in the UFC he has won two times by decision over Daniel Omielanczu at UFC Fight Night – Minotauro vs. Nelson and against new comer Walt Harris at The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale.
With the change to the card, the UFC Fight Night 43 lineup now includes:
Nate Marquardt vs. James Te Huna
Hatsu Hioki vs. Charles Oliveira
Soa Palelei vs. Jared Rosholt
Vik Grujic vs. Chris Indich
Robert Whittaker vs. Mike Rhodes
Sean O’Connell vs. Gian Villante
Jon Delos Reyes vs. Richie Vaculik
BY: Michelle Luce