May 10, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Soa Palelei (red gloves) reacts after knocking out Ruan Potts (not pictured) 2:20 into the first round of a heavyweight bout at US Bank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

Soa Palelei vs. Jared Rosholt set for UFC Fight Night 43 in New Zealand


UFC heavyweight Soa Palelei is fresh off of another impressive knockout victory and he will be making a quick turnaround in time to return to the cage for UFC Fight Night 43 in New Zealand. Palelei (21-3) will be taking on Jared Rosholt (10-1).

MMAFighting.com was first to report the booking.

The Australian is currently riding an eleven-fight winning streak, with all eleven ins coming by way of knockout or TKO. Palelei will be looking to make it four in a row since returning to the UFC in 2013.

Rosholt made his promotional debut in November of last year and he has picked up two victories inside of the Octagon.

UFC Fight Night 43 will be taking place on June 28 at Vector Arena in Auckland, New Zealand.The event, which is headlined by a middleweight bout between Nate Marquardt and James Te Huna, will air in the United States exclusively on UFC Fight Pass.

You can see the current fight card below:

  • Nate Marquardt vs. James Te Huna
  • Soa Palelei vs. Jared Rosholt
  • Hatsu Hioki vs. Charles Oliveira
  • Vik Grujic vs. Chris Indich
  • Robert Whittaker vs. Mike Rhodes
  • Sean O’Connell vs. Gian Villante
  • Jon Delos Reyes vs. Richie Vaculik

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