Alright, folks, here’s the deal. The Aussie lightweight, Tom Nolan, is gearing up for his big debut in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. And guess what? It’s happening early next year.
Now, before we dive into the details, let’s just clear the air about something. You see, there’s this ad script here that’s all about screen width and whatnot. If you’re reading this on a device with a screen width of 400 or less, you won’t see the ad. Just thought you should know.
Okay, back to Nolan. He’s scheduled to step into the Octagon against Nikolas Motta. The face-off’s set for UFC Fight Night 234 on January 13. And where’s all this action going down? None other than the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. Nolan himself confirmed the bout on social media, following an initial report from Eurosport.
Now, here’s a fun fact about Nolan. He bagged a UFC contract with a first-round knockout of Bogdan Grad. This happened on Dana White’s Contender Series in August. The 23-year-old, who trains with Team Compton Training Centre, has a pretty impressive record. His last four victories? All finished by knockout or technical knockout.
But let’s not forget about Motta. He’s also a former competitor on the Contender Series. His UFC journey so far has been a bit of a rollercoaster, with a record of 1-2 and one no contest. His most recent appearance was at UFC Fight Night 232. His bout against Trey Ogden ended in a bit of controversy. The referee, Mike Beltran, called the fight off prematurely. He thought Motta was unconscious from an arm-triangle choke. Turns out, he wasn’t. The fight was overturned to a no contest.
So, there you have it. A quick rundown of what’s coming up in the UFC world. Now, let’s see how this all plays out.