British heavyweight Oli Thompson will make his UFC debut against Shawn Jordan in March at UFC on FX 2. The bout, on the undercard of Martin Kampmann v Thiago Alves, will take place in Sydney, Australia.
Thompson was originally scheduled to make his UFC debut back in November at UFC 138, but an injury forced him out of a fight with fellow Brit, Philip De Fries, and Rob Broughton took the fight instead. Thompson has competed exclusively on the British scene, and is riding a five fight winning streak, with four of those wins coming via stoppage. Jordan is a product of the Greg Jackson camp in New Mexico and attracted some attention back in September when he submitted Lavar Johnson on a Strikeforce Challengers card. Now having made the jump to the UFC along with Johnson and other former Strikeforce heavyweights, Jordan will make his Octagon debut quite a long way's away from his native Louisiana, joining fellow Jackson teammate, Kyle Noke, on this Sydney card.
Oli Thompson (9-2)
W Mark Potter (submission) - UCMMA 21
W Ben Smith (submission) - UCMMA 19
W Nikki Kent (TKO) - ZTFN Enter the Octagon
Shawn "The Savage" Jordan (12-3)
W Lavar Johnson (submission) - Strikeforce Challengers 19
L Devin Cole (unam. decision) - Strikeforce Challengers 17
W Kendrick Watkins (TKO) - Gladiator Promotions Summer Knockouts