UFC Sets December 2 Event For Austin, Texas


UFC will return to Texas this December with lightweights Beneil Dariush and Arman Tsarukyan in the main event. The card takes place December 2 from the Moody Center in Austin. The main card airs live on ESPN and ESPN+ following prelims on ESPN+.

UFC Sets December Event For Austin, Texas

Lightweight contenders Beneil Dariush and Arman Tsarukyan will headline the UFC’s official return to Texas in December.

Set for December 2 from the Moody Center in Austin, the main card airs live on ESPN and streams on ESPN+ beginning at 7 p.m. ET. Prelims start the night at 4 p.m. ET and stream exclusively on ESPN+.

Dariush has scored eight wins over his last nine fights to improve to 22-5 in his career. That run includes victories over Tony Ferguson, Mateusz Gamrot and Drew Dober. Tsarukyan owns a record of 20-3 and has finished Joel Alvarez, Joaquim Silva and Christos Giagos since his arrival.

Along with that bout, Bobby Green looks for another landmark win when he takes on New Zealand’s own Dan Hooker. Green finished Grant Dawson just a month ago in the main event for his 31st career win. Hooker, meanwhile, is 23-12 and holds notable victories over Paul Felder, Gilbert Burns and Jim Miller.

UFC Texas Event Also Includes Rob Font, Kelvin Gastelum, Miesha Tate

Among those set for action include former champion Miesha Tate, former title contender Kelvin Gastelum and Rob Font.

Font will take on former UFC flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo in the bantamweight ranks.

  • An intriguing bantamweight bout pits No. 8 ranked contender Rob Font (20-7, fighting out of Woburn, Mass.) against former UFC flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo (21-3-1, fighting out of Condor Belem, Para, Brazil)
  • A high stakes welterweight bout sees No. 9 ranked contender Sean Brady (15-1, fighting out of Philadelphia, Penn.) welcome No. 11 ranked middleweight Kelvin Gastelum (18-1 1NC, fighting out of Yuma, Ariz.) back to the division
  • Former UFC bantamweight champion and current No. 12 ranked contender Miesha Tate (19-9, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nev.) takes on fellow veteran No. 13 ranked Julia Avila (9-2, fighting out of Oklahoma City, Ok.)
  • UFC Hall of Famer Clay Guida (38-20, fighting out of Johnsburg, Ill.) plans to start another long win streak against Joaquim Silva (12-5, fighting out of Curitiba, Brazil) at lightweight
  • No. 11 ranked light heavyweight contender Khalil Rountree Jr. (13-5 1 NC, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nev.) aims to make a statement against undefeated No. 12 ranked Azamat Murzakanov (13-0, fighting out of Fairfield, N.J. by way of Nalchik, Russia)
  • Punahele Soriano (9-3, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nev.) and Dustin Stoltzfus (14-5, fighting out of Lancaster, Penn.) collide in a middleweight tilt
  • Dana White’s Contender Series signee Zach Reese (6-0, fighting out of Houston, Texas by way of Shiner, Texas) debuts against Cody Brundage (9-5, fighting out of Englewood, Colo.) in a middleweight bout
  • Lightweights Drakkar Klose (13-2-1, fighting out of Glendale, Ariz.) and Joe Solecki (13-3, fighting out of Wilmington, N.C.) lock horns
  • Steve Garcia (14-5, fighting out of Albuquerque, N.M.) meets Melquizael Costa (20-6, fighting out of Baura, Para, Brazil) for a featherweight scrap
  • Dana White’s Contender Series signee Rodolfo Bellato (11-2, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) makes his UFC debut against Ihor Potieria (20-4, fighting out of Kiev, Ukraine)
  • Welterweights Wellington Turman (18-7, fighting out of Curitiba, Brazil) and Jared Gooden (18-8, fighting out of Duluth, Ga.) aim to steal the show
  • Veronica Hardy (7-4-1, fighting out of Nottingham, England by way of Caracas, Venezuela) and Jamey-Lyn Horth (6-0, fighting out of Squamish, British Columbia, Canada) face off in a flyweight matchup

UFC: Beneil Dariush Highlights

With over 20 years of experience in journalism, Dana brings an understanding of what it takes to present the... More about Dana Becker

Mentioned In This Article::

More About: