Jan 12, 2013; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Tarec Saffiedine (red and black shorts) celebrates after his match with Nate Marquardt (not shown) in their Strikeforce MMA Welterweight Title bout at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

UFC Fight Night 34 solidifies event card


The UFC is heading to Singapore for its first event of the year and will feature two rising stars in the main event.

In one corner there is Strikeforce Welterweight champion Tarec Saffiedine, who will be making his UFC debut. In the other is Korean fighter Hyun Gyu Lim, who is currently 2-0 in the UFC. Lim is coming off a “Fight of the Night” performance against Pascal Krauss at UFC 164.

Saffiedine was originally scheduled to face Jake Ellenberger; however “The Juggernaut” had to pull out of the fight due to injury.

Also on the card will be the UFC debuts of DREAM veteran Tatsuya Kawajiri, who will face Sean Soriano and DEEP Lightweight champion Katsunori Kikunoo, who squares off against Quinn Mulhern.

UFC Fight Night 34 – Jan. 4, 2014
Tarec Saffiedine vs. Hyun Gyu Lim
Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Sean Soriano
Luiz Dutra vs. Kiichi Kunimoto
Kyung Ho Kang vs. Shunichi Shimizu
Will Chope vs. Max Holloway
Katsunori Kikuno vs. Quinn Mulhern
David Galera vs. Royston Wee
Tae Hyun Bang vs. Mairbek Taisumov
Dustin Kimura vs. Jon Delos Reyes
Russell Doane vs. Leandro Issa

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