UFC bully beater Ben Nguyen will fight in his home town of Brisbane next month when he takes on highly-rated karate stylist Justin Scoggins.
Nguyen made international headlines in 2014 when a video of the innocent-looking Muay Thai stylist taking 20 seconds to knock out a heavily-tattooed opponent, who had tried to bully him at the weigh in, went viral.
Nguyen, 14-5, has won eight fights in a row and is one of most entertaining fighters in the UFC’s flyweight division and will be a key feature of Brisbane’s March 20 UFC Hunt v Mir fight card.
The Brisbane-based kickboxer has won both his fights in the UFC inside one round but Scoggins will be his most difficult assignment yet.
Scoggins, 11-2, won his fourth UFC fight earlier this month when he dusted the highly touted Ray Borg.
Scoggins then proclaimed he was the division champion in waiting.
The event takes place on March 20 at the Brisbane Entertainment Center and will be televised in America on Fox Sports 1. Mark Hunt will square off with Frank Mir in the evening’s heavyweight main event.
Rawlings last competed in May 2015, when she submitted Lisa Ellis via rear-naked choke in the first round. That ended a mini-slump for the Australian, who had lost three of her last four in the Octagon prior to that triumph. Rawlings was scheduled to fight Joanne Calderwood in July, but she was removed from the card after it was revealed that she had a stress fracture in her femur, which required several months of rest to allow it to heal.
Ham, a 28-year-old South Korean with a 16-6 career mark, enters the contest having won seven of her last eight fights. Ham dropped her UFC debut to Calderwood at the “Ultimate Fighter 20” finale before bouncing back with a decision win over Cortney Casey in November.
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