By Josh Reese
November 10 UFC on Fuel TV 6, the UFC will head to the far east and enter China the home of martial arts. Coming with the UFC is Asian superstar Cung Le and Rich Franklin were originally booked for UFC 148, but ending being split up but now both will meet up in the cage as the main event in China. One of the fights on the card, will be Middleweight bout between Tom DeBlass and Riki Fukuda. This will be DeBlass’s first trip down to Middleweight, and he will be taking on Fukuda who will have the home crowd.
DeBlass (7-1) is coming of his 1st career loss to huge Cyrille Diabate, and for his next fight he is making his way to Middleweight “I should have been fighting at 185 the whole time” He told us he is feeling great at a lower walk around weight and that the weight cut is expected to go very smooth. DeBlass after a late start in MMA was able to compile 7 fight win streak and catch the eyes of the UFC after slowly transforming from Heavyweight to Light Heavyweight and soon to be Middleweight we could see the absolute best Tom Deblass yet.
Fukuda (18-6) like DeBlass is coming off a loss, Fukuda’s will try to right the shift after his unanimous decision to Constantinos Philippou. In the UFC he is only 1-2 but before making it to the UFC he was an Asian sensation winning the DEEP Middleweight championship. In Japan he has gone 16-2 and now he will be heading to China a neighbor to Japan, so he shall see if his magic shall continue.