Early Look at the FOX Sports 1 Prelims for UFC Fight Night 85 in Australia

Justin-ScogginsThe Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to Brisbane, Australia for the second time in promotional history with UFC Fight Night 85: Hunt vs Mir. The action-packed card will feature 13 bouts in entirety, with the main card getting going at 10pm ET on FOX Sports 1 and preliminary action preceding it on the same channel at 8pm ET, with a trio of bouts before it on UFC Fight Pass at 6:30pm ET. If interested in wagering on this fight card, all betting lines will be made available at Several Bookmakerss. Getting the action started for the UFC Fight Night 85 preliminary card on FOX Sports 1 will be a lightweight contest between Canada’s Chad Laprise and Brazil’s Alan Patrick. Both 155-pounders are currently coming off the first losses of their professional mixed martial arts career, and both suffered TKO stoppages. Laprise was stopped by Brazilian veteran Francisco Trinaldo inside of the first round and Patrick took a second round TKO against Dagestani prospect Mairbek Taisumov. This should be a fun fight to get the evening’s televised prelims started on a high-note. The victor will return to his winning ways, while the loser will be forced to take a long look at the drawing board. Next up on the FOX Sports 1 prelims will be a welterweight contest that sees Australia’s own Richard Walsh take on Brazil’s Viscardi Andrade. Both 170-pounders bounced back into the win column with unanimous decision victories in their most recent outings and will be aiming to make it two in a row inside the Octagon heading into this contest. The following preliminary bout takes place in the UFC’s flyweight division, where surging prospects Justn Scoggins and Ben Nguyen will square off in a likely ‘Fight of the Night’ contender. This scrap could end up being a real barn burner and despite being on the prelims, it is one of the most looked forward to fights on the entire card. Scoggins making a quick return to action following last month’s unanimous decision upset win over Ray Borg, making it three in a row for himself inside the Octagon. Nguyen last saw action at UFC 194 four months ago, where he scored a first round rear naked choke submission over Ryan Benoit. Much like Scoggins, he will be hoping to go 3-0 in the UFC’s flyweight division with a win next Saturday night. Headlining the UFC Fight Night 85 preliminar card on FOX Sports 1 will be a welterweight contest between Los Angeles’ Alan Jouban and Australia’s own Brendan O’Reilly. This is a rare “winner vs loser” match-up in the UFC’s 170-pound decision, as Jouban is coming off a knockout loss to Russia’s Albert Tumenov and O’Reilly is coming off a unanimous decision win over fellow Australian Vik Grujic.

Written by Gabe Killian

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