UFC on FX 6: Sotiropoulous vs Pearson has added a featherweight contest to it’s fight card on Dec 15th* in Australia’s Gold Coast Convention Centre. Chad Mendes (12-1, MMA) will face off against Brazilian fighter, Hacran Dias (21-1, 1 draw, MMA). The fight card will also feature fights from the finale of The Ultimate Fighter: Australia vs the U.K.’s finale (also known as TUF: The Smashes)
The news was confirmed on Mendes’ official Twitter account on Monday afternoon.
It’s official like a referee whistle! I’m fighting hacran Diaz dec 15 in Australia!
— chad mendes (@chadmendes) October 1, 2012
Mendes is coming off of a 31 second knockout win over Cody McKenzie at UFC 148 in July. Prior to that, Mendes suffered the only loss of his career in a title fight at UFC 142 when he was knocked out by UFC Featherweight Champ, Jose Aldo.
Dias reportedly has a 3-fight contract with the UFC and made his debut with the promotion against Yuri Alcantara at UFC 147 in Brazil. Dias went the full three rounds with Alcantara and Dias edged out a unanimous decision win.
UFC on FX 6 features the coaches of TUF: The Smashes on the main card, George Sotiropoulos vs Ross Pearson. Also on the main card, Hector Lombard makes his return to the home of his earlier career and fights submission artist, Rousimar Palhares. With the addition of Mendes vs Dias, the other two fights confirmed for the card are: Anthony Perosh vs. Joey Beltran and Krzysztof Soszynski vs. Ednaldo Oliveira.
*UFC on FX 6 will take place in Australia on December 15th, because of the time difference it will air in the USA on Friday, December 14th.