The next fight for Cincinnati’s Dom Steele as been set and his passport will get some use once again as he travels abroad for a meeting with Kyle Noke at UFC Fight Night 101 in Australia.
Steele (14-8) has been on the bad side of some decisions throughout his UFC tenure. He has landed a pair of performance bonuses for his efforts though. His last fight was a decision loss to Court McGee back in August. He sits at 1-4 and could be fighting for his roster spot with this booking.
Noke (22-9-1) is a journeyman who has had an up and down career. He, like Steele, is on a two fight losing skid. He was submitted in July by Keita Nakamura. He is 2-2 in his last four and also holds a pair of performance bonuses during his time with the UFC.
Indiana’s Andrew Holbrook told me backstage following an Absolute Action MMA event that he wanted to fight in Australia. He got his wish. Holbrook(11-1) joins Steele on the card as he meets Jake Matthews.
Holbrook made his debut last July with a win over Ramsey Nijem but dropped his last fight to Joaquim Silva at the TUF 23 Finale. Matthews will be making his seventh appearance inside the UFC cage with his last fight being a loss to Kevin Lee in Las Vegas.
UFC Fight Night 101 takes place at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on November 26th. The event is headlined by former middleweight champ Luke Rockhold as he meets Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza.
Here is a look at the card as it stands.
Luke Rockhold vs. Ronaldo Souza
Derek Brunson vs. Robert Whittaker
Chris Camozzi vs. Daniel Kelly
Andrew Holbrook vs. Jake Matthews
Jonathan Meunier vs. Richard Walsh
Kyle Noke vs. Dominique Steele