UFC Fight Night: dos Santos vs. Tuivasa
|UFC Fight Night: dos Santos vs. Tuivasa|
The poster for UFC Fight Night: dos Santos vs. Tuivasa.
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||December 2, 2018|
|Venue||Adelaide Entertainment Centre|
UFC Fight Night: dos Santos vs. Tuivasa (also known as UFC Fight Night 142) was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that was held on December 2, 2018 at Adelaide Entertainment Centre in Adelaide, Australia.
The Ultimate Fighter: United States vs. United Kingdom lightweight winner Ross Pearson was expected to face Joseph Duffy at the event. However, Pearson announced on November 7 that he was out of the bout due to a broken nose and subsequent surgery to correct the injury. He was replaced by promotional newcomer Damir Ismagulov, but Duffy pulled out of citing a rib injury. Ismagulov then faced fellow newcomer Alex Gorgees.
Ashkan Mokhtarian was scheduled to face promotional newcomer Kai Kara-France at the event. However on November 20, Mokhtarian pulled out of the fight citing injury. He was replaced by Elias Garcia.
Luke Jumeau was scheduled to face Geoff Neal at the event. However, it was reported on November 9, 2018 that Jumeau pulled from the card due to injury, resulting cancellation of the bout by the UFC official.
|Main card (Fox Sports 1)|
|Heavyweight||Junior dos Santos||def.||Tai Tuivasa||TKO (punches)||2||2:30|
|Light Heavyweight||Maurício Rua||def.||Tyson Pedro||TKO (punches)||3||0:43|
|Heavyweight||Justin Willis||def.||Mark Hunt||Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)||3||5:00|
|Welterweight||Anthony Rocco Martin||def.||Jake Matthews||Technical Submission (anaconda choke)||3||1:19|
|Featherweight||Sodiq Yusuff||def.||Suman Mokhtarian||TKO (punches)||1||2:14|
|Light Heavyweight||Jimmy Crute||def.||Paul Craig||Submission (kimura)||3||4:51|
|Preliminary card (Fox Sports 1)|
|Welterweight||Alexey Kunchenko||def.||Yushin Okami||Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)||3||5:00|
|Flyweight||Wilson Reis||def.||Ben Nguyen||Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)||3||5:00|
|Welterweight||Keita Nakamura||def.||Salim Touahri||Decision (split) (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)||3||5:00|
|Flyweight||Kai Kara-France||def.||Elias Garcia||Decision (unanimous) (30-25, 30-25, 30-26)||3||5:00|
|Early Preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass)|
|Lightweight||Christos Giagos||def.||Mizuto Hirota||Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-27, 30-28)||3||5:00|
|Lightweight||Damir Ismagulov||def.||Alex Gorgees||Decision (unanimous) (30-25, 30-26, 30-26)||3||5:00|
The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses: 
- Fight of the Night: Kai Kara-France vs. Elias Garcia
- Performance of the Night: Maurício Rua and Sodiq Yusuff
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- Ariel Helwani (2018-08-30). "Junior dos Santos, Tai Tuivasa to headline Dec. 2 card in Australia". espn.com. Retrieved 2018-08-31.
- Jon Fuentes (2018-11-07). "Ross Pearson out of UFC Adelaide fight with Joseph Duffy". mmanews.com. Retrieved 2018-11-15.
- Nolan King (2018-11-18). "Joe Duffy vs. Damir Ismagulov set for UFC Adelaide, immediately vanceled". flocombat.com. Retrieved 2018-11-18.
- Marcel Dorff (2018-11-21). "UFC debutants Damir Ismagulov and Alex Gorgees make an appearance at UFC Adelaide". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2018-11-21. (in Dutch)
- John Morgan (2018-11-21). "Ashkan Mokhtarian out of UFC Adelaide, UFC seeks Anzac opponent for Kai Kara-France". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-11-21.
- Staff (2018-11-23). "Elias Garcia steps in vs. Kai Kara-France at UFC Fight Night 142 in Adelaide". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-11-26.
- "Kiwi Luke Jumeau books UFC return against Geoff Neal in Adelaide". Stuff. Retrieved 2018-10-20.
- "UFC Adelaide: Injury forces Luke Jumeau off card – Fight News Australia". Retrieved 2018-12-10.
- "UFC Fight Night: dos Santos vs. Tuivasa". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2018-10-04.
- Staff (2018-12-02). "Two octagon newcomers among UFC Adelaide bonus winners". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-12-02.