Soa Palelei vs. Jared Rosholt Added to UFC Fight Night 43 in New Zealand

May 13, 2014
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Screen Shot 2014-05-13 at 8.18.31 PMA heavyweight fight between Soa Palelei and Jared Rosholt has been added to UFC Fight Night 43, a UFC official told on Tuesday evening.

The company later announced the Palelei-Rosholt affair, which takes place in Auckland, New Zealand on June 28.

Palelei (21-3) is getting right back into the mix of things, coming off a win over Ruan Potts at UFC Fight Night 40 last weekend. The Australian fighter is in his second tenure in the UFC, going 3-0 in his recent run in the Octagon.

Rosholt (10-1) is on a run of his own in the UFC, winning his first two fights in the organization. The 27-year-old heavyweight scored decision victories over Daniel Omielanczuk last month and Walt Harris in November of 2013.

UFC Fight Night 43 is headlined by a five-round fight between James Te Huna and Nate Marquardt.

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  • David Daniels

    Hope to see the hulk back up with another win!

  • Dragon Kid

    Hopefully the Hulk will fight some well known names after this one if he wins. Maybe a fight with Brandon Vera perhaps

    • Seth

      Unless Jared will grind him out 😉

      • Dragon Kid

        That’s why is I said IF he wins.

  • shakejunt

    amazing that after his debut against krylov, where both looked horrible, they each turned into somewhat interesting prospects soon after.

    • Dragon Kid

      He had a injured/cracked rib going into the fight which affected his performance.

      • deepgrim

        it was an awful performance that night but he dug deep and did what he needed to do to get his first ufc win. hopefully he can get the win again, i would like to see him against a top 15

  • brad king

    hulk will smash again no doubt.