The first event in 2014 is starting to shape up and fill in as several bouts for January 4th’s UFC Fight Night 34 have been announced. This will be the company’s first trip to Singapore as they expand their brand deeper into the Asian market.
The first announced all Southeast Asia match-up pits Singapore’s own Royston Wee (2-0) against David Galera (5-0) from the Philippines. This will be both men’s UFC debut and will also be the first time either man will take a loss in their young career. This fight will be contested in the bantamweight division.
Bouts on for #UFCSingapore: at 135lbs, first all-Southeast Asian bout w/ Singapore’s Royston Wee vs. the Philippines’ David Galera (cont)
— UFC News (@UFCNews) November 26, 2013
Sticking in the bantamweight division, Dustin Kimura returns to action to welcome Jon Delos Reyes to the company. Kimura defeated Chico Camus in his UFC debut but dropped a September bout with Mitch Gagnon. Delos Reyes comes in riding a four fight win streak with all seven of his victories coming inside of the three rounds. He has four submission wins and three by way of technical knockout.
Max Holloway will look to rebound after back to back losses when he welcomes freshly signed Will Chope. Chope is the tallest featherweight in the division as he measures 6-foot-4. Chope has won 18 of his last 19 fights. Holloway was on a three fight winning streak before dropping fights to Connor McGregor and Dennis Bermudez.
#UFCSingapore continued: Dustin Kimura vs. Jon Delos Reyes at 135lbs, Max Holloway vs Will Chope at 145
— UFC News (@UFCNews) November 27, 2013
UFC Fight Night 34 is headlined by welterweights Jake Ellenberger and Tarec Saffiedine. The two will meet a tMarina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre. Details of the broadcast have not been released yet but should be announced soon. Here is a look at the card as it stands.
- Jake Ellenberger vs. Tarec Saffiedine
- Hacran Dias vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri
- Kiichi Kunimoto vs. Hyun Gyu Lim
- Kyung Ho Kang vs. Shunichi Shimizu
- Katsunori Kikuno vs. Quinn Mulhern
- Dustin Kimura vs. Jon Delos Reyes
- Will Chope vs. Max Holloway
- David Galera vs. Royston Wee