[ads1]UFN_34_posterWhile we are all still trying to digest the UFC 168 card that took place on Saturday night, there’s another UFC event on the horizon on this Saturday, January 4. The UFC Fight Night: Saffiedine vs. Lim event will take place at the Marina Bay Sands venue in Marina Bay, Singapore.

The event will be headlined by a five round welterweight scrap between former Strikeforce welterweight champion Tarec Saffiedine and rising prospect Hyun Gyu Lim. This will mark Saffiedine’s UFC debut, as he has been out of action since defeating Nate Marquardt to become the Strikeforce welterweight champion in January 2013.

The event will not air in North American TV markets, and will only be available via the new UFC Digital Network(UFC Fight Pass). The card will feature a lot of fighters not familiar to casual MMA fans, but will also mark the UFC debuts of a few MMA veterans that hardcore fans know all too well. Japanese standout fighters Tatsuya Kawajiri (32-7-2), and Katsunori Kikuno (21-5-2) will make their UFC debut on this event. The event will begin with preliminary fights at 7 a.m. ET, with the main card fights beginning at 9 a.m.  ET.

The full UFC Fight Night: Saffiedine vs. Lim full card is below:

  • Tarec Saffiedine vs. Lim Hyun-Gyu
  • Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Sean Soriano
  • Kiichi Kunimoto vs. Luiz Dutra
  • Kyung-Ho Kang vs. Shunichi Shimizu
  • Max Holloway vs. Will Chope
  • Katsunori Kikuno vs. Quinn Mulhern
  • Royston Wee vs. Dave Galera
  • Mairbek Taisumov vs. Tae Hyun Bang
  • Dustin Kimura vs. Jon Delos Reyes
  • Leando Issa vs. Russell Doane

The video below will provide more insight to the UFC Fight Pass service:


By Kelvin Hunt

Kelvin is a father and former collegiate baseball player with a degree in physical education from UNC-Pembroke. He's an avid MMA fan that has been writing about the sport since 2008 through various outlets. His favorite fighter is Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira due to the heart he has displayed throughout his legendary MMA career. In his spare time (there is none with three kids), he likes to work out and also likes to follow college football recruiting. You can email him at kelvinhunt@hotmail.com and you can follow him on twitter at @KelvinHuntMMA

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