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UFC lifeline for Indich
UFC lifeline for Indich

Perth mixed martial arts fighter Chris Indich has been thrown a last-minute UFC lifeline and will fight in Canada next week.

Last year, Indich was chosen to compete for a UFC contract on reality TV show, The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs Australia.

Despite losing his first elimination bout on the show, the UFC announced today that the 26-year-old had been added to Thursday’s finale.

He will become the second West Australian to compete in the UFC when he fights on the undercard of UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs Kennedy in Quebec City.

The former state rugby player will clash with fellow Australian welterweight, Richard Walsh (7-1).

More than 15,000 fans are expected at the Pepsi Colliseum to watch the event, with hundreds of thousands more tuning in live around the world.

Indich, a well-rounded and durable fighter with a Brazilian jiu-jitsu purple belt, has won two of his fights by TKO and two by submission.

A win against Walsh could put him in line for a lucrative UFC contract.

Headlining Thursday’s card is a highly-anticipated middleweight contest between British veteran, Michael Bisping (24-5), and former US Marine, Tim Kennedy (17-4).

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