Rising Australian Light Heavyweight, James Te Huna will get his chance to shine in the limelight this Wednesday night as he faces the returning, Joey Beltran in the chief support fight to the Chris Weidman vs Mark Munoz, UFC on FUEL TV 4 headliner in San Jose, Ca.
“This is the biggest fight of my career,” Te Huna said in a recent interview. “Being the co-main event, is my big chance to make some noise, there are going to be a lot of people watching.”
Te Huna has certainly impressed in his short four-fight UFC career. The 30 year old Australian possesses deadly hands which has seen him notch up 3 stoppage victories with his one loss coming to Alexander Gustafsson early last year, in fight Te Huna should have won if it wasn’t for a brain snap in front of his home fans.
Te Huna who has had his fair share of injuries got back on the pedestal with an impressive first round finish of Aaron Rosa at UFC on FX 2 in Sydney in March. He was due to face Brandon Vera on Thursday but the injury bug hit and Vera was elevated to the main event of the upcoming FOX card against ‘Shogun’ Rua.
But still, Te Huna gets his chance to build his name against the well known veteran, ‘The Mexicutioner’ who fought at Heavyweight for all of his life before stepping down in weight after being cut from the promotion earlier this year after suffering two straight losses.
No matter who the opponent is, Te Huna has one plan and that is to put Beltran away for one final time, and make a statement to the other fighters at 205 lbs that he is the man to beat!