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Robert Whittaker, Brian Melancon To Face Off At UFC Fight Night: Hunt Vs. Bigfoot

Welterweights Robert Whittaker and Brian Melancon have been added to UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Bigfoot.

The bout was confirmed by UFC officials for the December 7 card from Australia. In the main event, Mark Hunt will face Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, while the co-main features Mauricio “Shogun” Rua taking on James Te Huna.

Whittaker (11-3) was the winner of The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes, but was defeated by Court McGee earlier this year. He has gone 2-1 in three UFC appearances.

Melancon (7-3) had his two-fight win streak snapped by Kelvin Gastelum this past August via submission. He has gone 4-2 in his last six.