A pair of UFC heavyweights will be looking to get back into the win column in December.
MMA DNA was first to report the news that Justin Tafa will fight Harry Hunsucker on December 18 at a yet-to-be-announced UFC event. A source close to the situation subsequently confirmed the fight to Cageside Press.
Tafa (4-3) is on the first two-fight losing streak of his career. In January, he lost a very close split decision to Carlos Felipe, in which most media members believed he won. Most recently, he was defeated Jared Vanderaa via unanimous decision in May; the pair won Fight of the Night honors.
Last week Tafa announced on his Instagram that he signed a new four-fight contract with the promotion.
Hunsucker (7-4) was unsuccessful in his UFC debut back in March. He fought Tai Tuivasa on four day’s notice but was knocked out in 49 seconds. Before he got the call to fight Tuivasa, he fought a month prior and knocked out Cory Moon in less than a minute. “The Hurricane” has a 100% finish rate, and all of his wins come via first-round finish.
No location, venue, or broadcast plan has been officially announced for the December 18 event, but UFC President Dana White said that all Fight Nights would be staying at the Apex in Las Vegas, NV.
The December 18 card only has two other fights scheduled thus far.
- Amanda Lemos vs. Nina Ansaroff
- Anthony Hernandez vs. Dustin Stoltzfus
- Don’Tale Mayes vs. Josh Parisian
- Raphael Assunção vs. Ricky Simón
- Gerald Meerschaert vs. Abusupiyan Magomedov
- Jordan Leavitt vs. Matt Sayles
- Justin Tafa vs. Harry Hunsucker