The UFC will once again look to take over our entire Saturday this coming weekend with two events in one day, starting with UFC Fight Night 43 from Auckland, New Zealand beginning painfully early at 2.30am ET (7.30am UK) on Fight Pass.

Headlining the show is local hero James Te Huna who’ll go up against Nate Marquardt and both men are in desperate need of a win, with Te Huna having lost his last two fights, while Marquardt has suffered three defeats in a row.

Experienced veteran Soa Palelei has been making his impression felt in the UFC’s heavyweight division with three wins so far, and next he takes on Jared Rosholt who’s also got off to a good start with two victories in the Octagon under his belt.

Featherweight thrills and spills should be all but guaranteed when Hatsu Hioki and Charles Oliveria meet in the cage, with each looking to claw their way back into the divisional rankings after recently breaking their respective losing streaks.

And opening up the main card is TUF: The Smashes winner Robert Whittaker who’ll hope to wipe the slate clean after back-to-back losses when he faces Mike Rhodes.

Check out the full fight card below.

Main card:

James Te Huna vs. Nate Marquardt
Soa Palelei vs. Jared Rosholt
Hatsu Hioki vs. Charles Oliveira
Robert Whittaker vs. Mike Rhodes


Jake Matthews vs. Dashon Johnson
Richie Vaculik vs. Roldan Sangcha-an
Chris Indich vs. Vik Grujic
Neil Magny vs. Rodrigo Goiana de Lima
Dan Hooker vs. Ian Entwistle
Gian Villante vs. Sean O’Connell

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