A light heavyweight bout between New Zealand-based Te Huna James (12-5 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Ricardo Romero (11-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) is scheduled for the UFC 135th
Officials from the UFC’s Australia office was fighting overnight.
UFC 135 on 24 September Denver Pepsi Center. A title fight between light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson headlines the pay-per-view main card.
Te Huna vs. Romero is likely to be a part of the temporary card.
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Te Huna, the first UFC fighter came from New Zealand, and the UFC back in 2010 and scored a third round TKO victory over Igor Pokrajac at UFC 110 in Sydney. Then, after recovering from injuries he returned the next Australian of the UFC’s show a year later and suffered a loss for the submission soaring Alexander Gustafsson. The loss snapped six fight winning streak that went back to 2007 when he suffered a submission loss, now-Bellator champ Hector Lombard.
As part of the UFC 127 appearance, Te Huna donated his entire purse on the recovery efforts for the earthquake victims of tragedy in New Zealand. (UFC officials agreed his donation.)
The New Jersey-based Romero joined the UFC in 2010 after earning 10-1 record in the competition only in the Ring of Combat promotion, where he defeated the likes of Constantinos Philippou and James McSweeney belt while winning the heavyweight and light heavyweight division. He then moved to 1:11 with a presentation of victory over Seth Petruzelli at UFC 116th But in February, came a six-fight winning streak ended with a TKO loss to Kyle Kingsbury at UFC 126th