UFC Fight Night: Saffiedine vs. Lim

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UFC Fight Night: Saffiedine vs. Lim
A poster or logo for UFC Fight Night: Saffiedine vs. Lim.
Information
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date January 4, 2014
Venue Marina Bay Sands
City Marina Bay, Singapore
Attendance 5,216[1]
Event chronology
UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva 2 UFC Fight Night: Saffiedine vs. Lim UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Philippou

UFC Fight Night: Saffiedine vs. Lim (also known as UFC Fight Night 34) was a mixed martial arts held on January 4, 2014 at the Marina Bay Sands in Marina Bay, Singapore.[2]

Background[edit]

This event was the first event the UFC held in Singapore. It was the first Fight Night card that wasn't aired on television in the United States market. Instead, the UFC offered fans based in North America, Australia and New Zealand the option to watch it via a new subscription-based digital network called UFC Fight Pass.[3]

The event was expected to be headlined by a welterweight bout between Jake Ellenberger and Tarec Saffiedine. However in late November, Ellenberger pulled out of the bout citing an injury and was replaced by Hyun Gyu Lim.[4] Lim's original opponent, Kiichi Kunimoto instead faced Luiz Dutra.[5]

Tatsuya Kawajiri was expected to face Hacran Dias at the event. However, Dias pulled out of the bout citing an injury.[6] Kawajiri instead faced promotional newcomer Sean Soriano.[7]

UFC newcomer Will Chope was originally scheduled to face fellow newcomer Bekbulat Magomedov on this card.[8] However, Magomedov was removed from the card and replaced by Max Holloway.[9]

Results[edit]

Main Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Tarec Saffiedine def. Hyun Gyu Lim Decision (unanimous) (49-46, 48-47, 48-47) 5 5:00
Featherweight Tatsuya Kawajiri def. Sean Soriano Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 0:50
Welterweight Kiichi Kunimoto def. Luiz Dutra DQ (illegal elbows) 1 2:57
Bantamweight Kyung Ho Kang def. Shunichi Shimizu Submission (arm-triangle choke) 3 3:53
Preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass)
Featherweight Max Holloway def. Will Chope TKO (punches) 2 2:27
Lightweight Katsunori Kikuno def. Quinn Mulhern Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Royston Wee def. Dave Galera Decision (unanimous) (30–26, 30–26, 30–26) 3 5:00
Lightweight Mairbek Taisumov def. Tae Hyun Bang Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Dustin Kimura def. Jon Delos Reyes Submission (armbar) 1 2:13
Bantamweight Russell Doane def. Leandro Issa Technical Submission (triangle choke) 2 4:59

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Bonus awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.[11]

  • Fight of The Night: Tarec Saffiedine vs. Hyun Gyu Lim
  • Knockout of The Night: Max Holloway
  • Submission of the Night: Russell Doane

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Staff (2014-01-04). "UFC Fight Night 34 draws reported 5,216 attendance in Singapore debut". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-01-04. 
  2. ^ Staff (2013-09-16). "UFC announces Jan. 4 for debut event in Singapore". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-09-16. 
  3. ^ Staff (2013-12-02). "UFC to unveil digital network for global expansion". USAtoday.com. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  4. ^ Dave Doyle (2013-11-30). "Jake Ellenberger reveals hamstring injury forced him out of UFC Fight Night 34". MMAjfighting.com. Retrieved 2013-11-30. 
  5. ^ Staff (2013-11-29). "Luiz Dutra Jr. replaces Lim, meets Kiichi Kunimoto at UFC Fight Night 34". fightsportasia.com.com. Retrieved 2013-11-29. 
  6. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2013-11-30). "Hacran Dias injured, out of UFC Fight Night 34 co-main event". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2013-11-30. 
  7. ^ Staff (2013-12-04). "Tatsuya Kawajiri welcomes newcomer Sean Soriano to octagon at UFC Fight Night 34". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-12-04. 
  8. ^ Anton Tabuena (2013-11-13). "UFC signs 'World's Tallest Featherweight' Will Chope, set to take on fellow newcomer Bekbulat Magomedov in Singapore". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2014-01-02. 
  9. ^ Anton Tabuena (2013-11-21). "Will Chope vs. Max Holloway signed for UFC Fight Night 34 in Singapore". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 2013-11-21. 
  10. ^ "UFC Fight Night: Saffiedine vs. Lim". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2013-11-10. 
  11. ^ Matt Erickson and John Morgan. "UFC Fight Night 34 bonuses: Saffiedine, Lim, Holloway, Doane earn $50,000". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved January 4, 2014.