Ben Nguyen to Make UFC Fight Night 65 Debut

Julz vs Nguyen weigh-in:

Adopted Aussie Ben ‘10’ Nguyen has been signed by the UFC only a month after his Youtube clip went viral.

The 26 year-old flyweight has been slated to fight on the UFC Fight Night 65 Adelaide card in May; where he is sure to receive a rugged welcome from the experienced UFC slugger Alptekin ‘The Turkish Delight’ Ozkilic (9-3).

Originally from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Nguyen moved to Thailand where he trained for several years; while there he met and fell in love with an Australian girl. The couple returned to Australia together. Nguyen has called Brisbane home ever since.

Nugyen turned professional in 2006; but he soared to internet fame through a Youtube clip for the 2014 flyweight Nitro fight weigh-in. At the weigh-in he was continually being shoved and provoked by his heavily tattooed opponent, Julz the Jakal. The clip then switches to the fight – where Ngyuen knocks his opponent out in 20 seconds.

Nguyen image: fightsportasia

Nguyen image: fightsportasia

The clip was uploaded in March of this year. Since then it has been viewed more than seven million times.

The Adelaide UFC card will showcase some spectacular local MMA talent. All of which is headlined by Sydney heavyweight mark Hunt as he takes on renowned veteran stipe Miocic.

Should Hunt prevail (and he certainly has the power, experience, and ring-craft to do so) he will make a strong claim for another world title challenge. – possibly in Melbourne in November of this year.

UFC fans can’t wait!

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