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.
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.
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.
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.