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Australian and New Zealand UFC fighters: All upcoming bouts for Anzac contingent | Sporting News Australia

From what started with just a few pioneers in a fledgling sport, Australia and New Zealand can now be considered a hotbed of talent in a sporting juggernaut.

Currently, 21 fighters from the two Pacific neighbours ply their trade in the UFC, including featherweight champion Alex Volkanovski, as well as former middleweight titleholders, Israel Adesanya and Rob Whittaker.

Below are all the confirmed upcoming bouts for the Australian and Kiwi fighters in the UFC:

When are Australian and NZ UFC fighters next in the Octagon?

Fighter Opponent Event Date (In Australia)
Steve Erceg Alexandre Pantoja UFC 301 (Rio de Janiero) May 5
Jamie Mullarkey Mauricio Ruffy UFC 301 (Rio de Janiero) May 5
Carlos Ulberg Alonzo Menifield Fight Night St Louis May 12
Robert Whittaker Khamzat Chimaev Fight Night Saudi Arabia June 23

Current Australian and NZ UFC fighters

Australians

  • Tai Tuivasa (Heavyweight)
  • Justin Tafa (Heavyweight)
  • Junior Tafa (Heavyweight)
  • Jimmy Crute (Light heavyweight)
  • Robert Whittaker (Middleweight)
  • Jacob Malkoun (Middleweight)
  • Jake Matthews (Welterweight)
  • Jack Della Maddalena (Welterweight)
  • Jamie Mullarkey (Lightweight)
  • Tom Nolan (Lightweight)
  • Alex Volkanovski (Featherweight)
  • Josh Culibao (Featherweight)
  • Jack Jenkins (Featherweight)
  • Steve Erceg (Flyweight)
  • Casey O’Neill (Flyweight)

New Zealanders

  • Carlos Ulberg (Light heavyweight)
  • Israel Adesanya (Middleweight)
  • Dan Hooker Lightweight)
  • Brad Riddell (Lightweight)
  • Kai Kara-France (Flyweight)

How to watch the UFC in Australia

Aussie fight fans have a couple of options when it comes to watching the UFC.

Pay-per-view events

UFC pay-per-views are generally split into three parts – early prelims, prelims and main card.

For the early prelims, you’ll have to tune into those on the UFC’s streaming service, UFC Fight Pass.

The prelims will be available on UFC Fight Pass, as well ESPN on Foxtel, and live streamed on Kayo.

Pay-per-view main cards are available exclusively via Main Event on Foxtel, as well as Kayo PPV.

UFC Fight Nights

All other UFC events are broadcast on UFC Fight Pass, as well via as ESPN on Foxtel, and live streamed on Kayo.