Kyle Noke is coming back to his home country of Australia for UFC on FX 6. He will be looking to make it 2-0 in the UFC’s welterweight division in hopes of getting a W this time in front of the home crowd after losing in his last appearance in Australia. To do so he will have to beat Seth Baczynski who has looked phenomenal since his return to the UFC. This could be a pivotal welterweight match-up since both look to be headed to great things based on their last performances. Only time will tell who is able to make that transition with a win on this card.
Noke has always been a decent fighter, but he has never taken the steps towards being a great fighter. At the age 32 he will need to do so soon, and it looks like dropping to 170 may have done the trick. He looked absolutely huge when he fought last as he finished the fight in 45 seconds. His power seemed to be surprisingly risen at the new weight class. He has also shown that he has a well-rounded ground game as he touts nearly equal submission and knockout wins on his record.
Seth on the other hand had to be kicked out of the UFC to find his true fighting prowess. He lost his UFC debut, but has been flawless since then. He won his first two fights out of the octagon with his hands. Then he returned, taking his first two opponents out in the octagon via submission. In his last fight he showed his power by knocking out his opposition in under one round.
UFC on FX 6 is expected to feature TUF U.K. vs. Australia coaches Ross Pearson vs. George Sotiropoulos, as well as co-main bout between Hector Lombard and Rousimar Palhares. Here is the UFC on FX 6 line-up as it currently stands.
Ross Pearson vs. George Sotiropoulos
Hector Lombard vs. Rousimar Palhares
“The Ultimate Fighter: Australia vs. UK” welterweight final
“The Ultimate Fighter: Australia vs. UK” lightweight final
Seth Baczynski vs. Kyle Noke
Hacran Dias vs. Chad Mendes*
Joey Beltran vs. Anthony Perosh
Ednaldo Oliveira vs. Krzysztof Soszynski