Russia vs Japan: Alexey Kunchenko, Yushin Okami at ‘UFC Fight Night 142’ in Australia

Alexey Kunchenko, Yushin Okami
Alexey Kunchenko, Yushin Okami

Russia and Japan were two of the seven countries represented at “UFC Fight Night 142.” The Ultimate Fighting Championship held the mixed martial arts event at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre in Adelaide, Australia on December 2, 2018.

“UFC Fight Night 142” featured 12 MMA bouts. In the sixth bout of the evening, Alexey “Wolverine” Kunchenko (Алексей Кунченко), 34, of Tyumen, Russia faced Yushin “Thunder” Okami (岡見 勇信), 37, of Kanagawa, Japan.

Blue Corner

Okami was born in Kanagawa on July 21, 1981. He is representing Wajyutsu Keisyukai, an MMA academy based in Nagasaki, Japan.

“UFC Fight Night 142” marked Okami’s 21st bout in the UFC. Before joining the UFC, the Japanese MMA fighter competed in Pancrase and Rumble on the Rock.

Red Corner

Kunchenko was born in Tyumen on May 2, 1984. He is a Muay Thai specialist and a former M-1 Challenge Welterweight Champion.

Training out of Fighter Gym, Kunchenko entered the UFC octagon as an undefeated fighter at “UFC Fight Night 142.” It marked his third bout in the UFC.

Fight Result

Kunchenko and Okami competed in the welterweight division at “UFC Fight Night 142.” After three five-minute rounds, the bout was left in the hands of the judges.

In the end, the referee raised the hand of Kunchenko, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision. With the victory, the Russian fighter was able to maintain his undefeated record.

“UFC Fight Night 142” marked the second victory of Kunchenko in the UFC. In his promotional debut at “UFC Fight Night 136” on September 15, 2018, he defeated Thiago “Pitbull” Alves, 35, of Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil via unanimous decision.

While Kunchenko now holds a professional MMA record of 20 wins and 0 loss, Okami now has 35 wins and 12 losses. This is Japanese fighter’s seventh loss in the UFC.

“UFC Fight Night 142” Main Event

In the main event, Junior “Cigano” dos Santos, 34, of Cacador, Santa Catarina, Brazil will face Tai “Bam Bam” Tuivasa, 25, of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in the heavyweight division.

[Result to be added here]

Australia, Brazil, New Zealand, Poland and the United States were also represented at “UFC Fight Night 142.” Check all the fight results on Conan Daily.

Brazil vs Australia: Wilson Reis, Ben Nguyen fight at ‘UFC Fight Night 142’ in Adelaide

Wilson Reis, Ben Nguyen
Wilson Reis, Ben Nguyen

Brazil and Australia were two of the seven countries represented at “UFC Fight Night 142.” The Ultimate Fighting Championship held the mixed martial arts event at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre in Adelaide, Australia on December 2, 2018.

“UFC Fight Night 142” featured 12 MMA bouts. In the fifth bout of the evening, Wilson Reis, 33, of Januaria, Minas Gerais, Brazil faced Ben “10” Nguyen, 30, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States.

Blue Corner

Born in Sioux Falls on August 3, 1988, Nguyen is a son of Vietnamese immigrants. He is married to Filipino-Australian kickboxer April Adams, who he met while training at Tiger Muay Thai and MMA Training Camp in Phuket, Thailand.

Nguyen has been competing professionally since 2006. “UFC Fight Night 142” marked the seventh UFC bout of the Vietnamese-American fighter.

Red Corner

Reis was born in Januaria on January 6, 1985. He is representing Alliance MMA, which was founded in 2007 by reigning ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon “The Truth” Vera, 41, of the Philippines.

A former EliteCX Bantamweight Champion, Reis joined the UFC in 2013.  “UFC Fight Night 142” marked his 12th UFC bout.

Fight Result

Reis and Nguyen competed in the flyweight division at “UFC Fight Night 142.” After three five-minute rounds, the contest was left in the hands of the judges.

In the end, the referee raised the hand of Reis, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision. This ended the three-bout losing streak of the Brazilian fighter.

“UFC Fight Night 142” marked Reis’s seventh win in the UFC. He now holds a professional MMA record of 23 wins and 9 losses.

On the other hand, losing to Reis downgraded Nguyen’s record to 17 wins and 8 losses. This is the third loss of the Vietnamese-American fighter in the UFC.

“UFC Fight Night 142” Main Event

In the main event, Junior “Cigano” dos Santos, 34, of Cacador, Santa Catarina, Brazil will face Tai “Bam Bam” Tuivasa, 25, of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in the heavyweight division.

[Result to be added here]

Japan, New Zealand, Poland, Russia and the United States were also represented at “UFC Fight Night 142.” Check all the fight results on Conan Daily.

Japan vs Poland: Keita Nakamura, Salim Touahri fight at ‘UFC Fight Night 142’ in Australia

Keitaro Nakamura, Salim Touahri
Keitaro Nakamura, Salim Touahri

Japan and Poland were two of the seven countries represented at “UFC Fight Night 142.” The Ultimate Fighting Championship held the mixed martial arts event at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre in Adelaide, Australia on December 2, 2018.

“UFC Fight Night 142” featured 12 MMA bouts. In the fourth bout of the evening, Keita “K-Taro” Nakamura (中村圭太), 34, of Tokyo, Japan faced Salim “Grizzly” Touahri, 29, of Cracow, Poland.

Blue Corner

Touahri, who is of  Algerian descent, was born in Krakow on September 28, 1989. He is representing Grappling Krakow, where he started his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training in 2004.

“UFC Fight Night 142” marked Touahri’s second UFC bout. The Algerian-Polish fighter has been competing professionally since 2010.

Red Corner

Born in Katsushika-ku, Tokyo on May 22, 1984, Nakamura is a Senshu University alum. He is a former Sengoku Welterweight Champion,  Shooto Pacific Rim Middleweight Champion and DEEP Welterweight Champion.

Nakamura has been competing professionally since 2003. “UFC Fight Night 142” marked the Japanese fighter’s 10 UFC bout.

Fight Result

Touahri and Nakamura competed in the welterweight division at “UFC Fight Night 142.” After three five-minute rounds, the contest was left in the hands of the judges.

In the end, the referee raised the hand of Nakamura, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision. This is the fourth victory of the Japanese fighter in the UFC.

Winning at “UFC Fight Night 142” improved Nakamura’s professional MMA record to 33 wins, 9 losses, 2 draws and 1 No Contest. On the other hand, Touahri now has 10 wins and 3 losses.

“UFC Fight Night 142” Main Event

In the main event, Junior “Cigano” dos Santos, 34, of Cacador, Santa Catarina, Brazil will face Tai “Bam Bam” Tuivasa, 25, of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in the heavyweight division.

[Result to be added here]

Australia, Brazil, New Zealand, Russia and the United States were also represented at “UFC Fight Night 142.” Check all the fight results on Conan Daily.

Japan vs USA: Mizuto Hirota, Christos Giagos fight at ‘UFC Fight Night 142’ in Australia

Mizuto Hirota, Christos Giagos
Mizuto Hirota, Christos Giagos

Japan and the United States were two of the seven countries represented at “UFC Fight Night 142.” The Ultimate Fighting Championship held the mixed martial arts event at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre in Adelaide, Australia on December 2, 2018.

“UFC Fight Night 142” featured 12 MMA bouts. In the second bout of the evening, Mizuto “Pugnus” Hirota (廣田瑞人), 37, of Isahaya, Nagasaki, Japan will face Christos “The Spartan” Giagos, 28, of Hawthorne, California, United States.

Blue Corner

Giagos was born in Azusa, California on January 23, 1990 and is of Greek descent. He started his MMA training in 2009 and made his professional MMA debut in 2010.

Before joining the UFC, Giagos competed in Respect in the Cage, Lights Out Promotions and Resurrection Fighting Alliance, among others. “UFC Fight Night 142” marked the fifth UFC bout of the Greek-American fighter.

Red Corner

Hirota was born in Isahaya on May 5, 1981. He is a former Sengoku Lightweight Champion.

Aside from Sengoku, Hirota also competed in Shooto and DEEP before joining the UFC. “UFC Fight Night 142” marked the ninth UFC bout of the Japanese fighter.

Fight Result

Hirota and Giagos competed in the lightweight division at “UFC Fight Night 142.” After three five-minute rounds, the contest was left in the hands of the judges.

In the end, the referee raised the hand of Giagos, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision. It improved the professional MMA record of the Greek-American fighter to 16 wins and 7 losses.

This marked Giagos’s first win in the UFC and the fifth loss of Hirota in the promotion. The Japanese fighter now has 18 wins, 9 losses and 3 draws.

“UFC Fight Night 142” Main Event

In the main event, Junior “Cigano” dos Santos, 34, of Cacador, Santa Catarina, Brazil will face Tai “Bam Bam” Tuivasa, 25, of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in the heavyweight division.

[Result to be added here]

Australia, Brazil, New Zealand, Poland and Russia were also represented at “UFC Fight Night 142.” Check the complete fight card on Conan Daily.