Tiequan Zhang vs. Jason Reinhardt Late Addition to UFC 127 Card in Australia

Tiequan Zhang WEC 51

Tiequan Zhang at WEC 51

A late addition to the upcoming UFC 127 card in Australia has been confirmed as Tiequan Zhang will make his Octagon debut against Jason Reinhardt.

The fight was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com by sources close to the negotiations on Saturday, with bout agreements issued to both competitors for the February contest.

Zhang (12-1) was the first ever Chinese born fighter to sign in the WEC, and he will now transition to be the first ever in the UFC. Going 1-1 during his brief stint with the WEC, Zhang will look to bounce back from his first career loss when he was defeated by Danny Downes in December at WEC 53.

Jason Reinhardt (20-1) makes his first appearance in the UFC Octagon since a 2007 loss to Joe Lauzon at UFC 78.

Reinhardt has been largely out of active competition for the past 3 years, and will have a tough test awaiting him upon his return.

The bout between Zhang and Reinhardt will be an untelevised undercard bout for the UFC 127 card in Australia.