UFC Auckland: Fight Card


The UFC returns to New Zealand once again for UFC Fight Night 168/UFC on ESPN+26 with an absolutely stacked line up! We have an incredible five round lightweight main event between the No. 6 ranked Paul ‘The Irish Dragon’ Felder and the No. 7 ranked Dan ‘The Hangman’ Hooker, what a fight that’s going to be. We have a great co-main event as well, as Jimmy Crute returns since the first defeat of his career to face lightning quick and starchingly powerful knockout artist Michal Oleksiejczuk.

Another noteworthy fight comes on the second fight of the main card, a lightweight bout between Brad Riddell and Magomed Mustafaev. Riddell made his UFC debut in his last outing, and man what a fight that was! He showed us his kickboxing prowess, where he holds a 41-7 record professionally, and he’s fighting a vicious striker in Mustafaev, who has finished all 15 of his wins, 11 by knockout. Mustafaev’s very flashy, very accurate, and even more powerful, this is really going to be an interesting fight.

Those are only three fights mentioned, along with the 24-year-old Loma Lookboonmee making her second UFC appearance, who’s 187-15 in professional muay thai, and is fighting the 16-0 kickboxer Angela Hill. We still have Kai Kara-France, Jake Matthews, Jalin Turner, Kevin Aguilar, Zuba Tukhugov, and many more! These Australia/New Zealand cards are always stacked with great fights, be sure to catch all 13 of them on ESPN+. Fight Card posted below:

Main Card: 7pm ET/4pm PT (ESPN+)

Lightweight: Paul Felder (17-4) vs. Dan Hooker (19-8)

Light Heavyweight: Jimmy Crute (10-1) vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk (14-3) 1 NC

Women’s Strawweight: Karolina Kowalkiewicz (12-5) vs. Yan Xiaonan (11-1) 1 NC

Heavyweight: Ben Sosoli (7-2) 2 NC vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima (16-6-1)

Lightweight: Brad Riddell (7-1) vs. Magomed Mustafaev (15-2)

Featherweight: Kevin Aguilar (17-2) vs. Zuba Tukhugov (18-4-1)

Preliminary Card: 4pm ET/1pm PT (ESPN+)

Lightweight: Jalin Turner (8-5) vs. Joshua Culibao (8-0)

Welterweight: Jake Matthews (16-4) vs. Emil Weber Meek (9-4-1) 1 NC

Welterweight: Callan Potter (18-8) vs. Song Kenan (15-5)

Flyweight: Kai Kara-France (20-8) 1 NC vs. Tyson Nam (18-10-1)

Women’s Strawweight: Loma Lookboonmee (4-1) vs. Angela Hill (11-7)

Welterweight: Maki Pitolo (12-5) vs. Takashi Sato (15-3)

Women’s Flyweight: Priscilla Cachoeira (8-3) vs. Shana Dobson (3-3)