This is the UFC 284 live blog for Justin Tafa vs. Parker Porter, the main card heavyweight fight on Saturday in Perth, Australia.
Tafa is one of the rare fighters who has spent most of his career in the UFC. Joining the promotion in 2019 with a 3-0 record, Tafa has struggled to build momentum, losing three of five fights in the octagon. He’s also struggled to get in the cage, pulling out of a pair of fights in 2022. Now finally back, Tafa plans to give the hometown crowd something to cheer about on Saturday.
Porter joined the UFC in 2020, and despite an unfortunate start to things (losing to Chris Daukaus in the first round), Porter has since carved out a nice spot for himself in the heavyweight division, winning three straight, all by decision. In his most recent fight though, Porter again had a tough out, losing to arguably the most exciting prospect in all of MMA, Jailton Almeida. Porter hopes to get back on the winning track on Saturday.
Check out the UFC 284 live blog below.