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UFC Fight Night 34 Results: Saffeidine Dominates Lim, Kawajiri chokes out Soriano

The UFC’s first foray into Singapore and the first event on it’s brand new UFC Fight Pass network provided for a great night(morning i you’re in the US), as the final  Strikeforce welterweight Tarec Saffeidine snagged a unanimous decision victory over Korean fan favorite and rising prospect Hyun Gyu Lim in the main event of UFC Fight Night 34 at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel...
Via KC Sports Ninja
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Tatsuya Kawajiri crushes in his UFC debut making short work of Sean Soriano

For more than a decade now, Tatsuya Kawajiri has been considered one of the top fighters in all of mixed martial arts but on Saturday in Singapore the 40-plus fight veteran finally made his UFC debut and he didn't waste any time to impress his new bosses. As a mainstay in PRIDE Fighting Championships, Kawajiri was a force throughout his career facing and beating many top names...
Via Fox Sports
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 34 Weigh-In Results (Video)

The first event of the year for the UFC takes place tomorrow morning from the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore. The main event features former Strikeforce welterweight champion Tarec Saffiedine battling Hyun Gyu Lim. To make the fights official, the fighters weighed in a short time ago. All 20 fighters made and are set for tomorrow night. Here are the official...
Via Between The Ropes
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

The UFC Debut Of Tatsuya Kawajiri

Tatsuya Kawajiri (32-7-2) is set to make his long awaited UFC debut this weekend at the UFC Fight Night 34 event, when he takes on fellow newcomer Sean Soriano (8-0) in the main event.You can check out the following promotional video for the thirty-five year old Japanese superstar, who goes into the bout riding a five-fight winning streak and holds over thirty professional victories...
Via MMAInsider
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Tatsuya Kawajiri Now Facing UFC Newcomer Sean Soriano At UFC Fight Night 34

According to a recent report from BloodyElbow, UFC officials have added Sean Soriano (8-0) to their featherweight roster, with the undefeated American set to debut at UFC Fight Night 34 in January, where he will replace the injured Hacran Dias (21-2-1) to take on Tatsuya Kawajiri (32-7-2).Soriano, who fights out of the Blackzilians camp in Boca Raton, Florida, is a promising talent...
Via MMAInsider
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Newcomer Sean Soriano gets the call to face Tatsuya Kawajiri

Following an injury to Hacran Dias, the UFC has tapped 8-0 prospect Sean Soriano to step in and face Japanese veteran Tatsuya Kawajiri at the upcoming UFC Fight Night card in Singapore . Sources close to the fight confirmed to FOX Sports that verbal agreements are in place for Soriano to face Kawajiri on January 4. Soriano is undefeated thus far in his professional career and trains...
Via Fox Sports
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Kawajiri ready to conquer the UFC

When Zuffa bought out Pride Fighting Championships in 2007 there were only a handful of fighters the promotion didn't land as part of the purchase. The biggest name at the top the list was former Pride heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko, but another that didn't make the move was then lightweight contender Tatsuya Kawajiri. For years while competing in Japan, Kawajiri...
Via Fox Sports
October 29, 2013  |  Discuss

UFC Confirms Signing of Tatsuya Kawajiri

On Tuesday afternoon, the UFC confirmed they have inked featherweight Tatsuya Kawajiri (pictured) to a multi-fight contract. MMAJunkie.com initially reported the signing this morning, which the UFC subsequently confirmed by re-tweeting their article. Kawajiri owns an impressive 32-7-2 professional record, with all but one of his fights taking place in Asia, primarily his homeland...
Via 5thRound.com
October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Kawajiri coming to the UFC

One of the biggest stars in Japanese MMA history is coming to the UFC as featherweight Tatsuya Kawajiri has signed a contract with the promotion where he will compete for the first time during his 13 plus year career. Sources close to Kawajiri confirmed to FOX Sports on Tuesday that the former PRIDE, DREAM and Strikeforce veteran has signed a multi-fight contract with the promotion...
Via Fox Sports
October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

DREAM to return for 2012 NYE show in Saitama

When news broke earlier this year that DREAM had done its last show it wasn't really much of a surprise. Taking into account that FEG (the parent company of the promotion) had declared bankruptcy in the spring, along with the emergence of Victor Cui's ONE FC - you have the death of a promotion that was supposed to keep PRIDE alive. It seemed that the emergence of the Singapore...
Via hov-mma
October 25, 2012  |  Discuss
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