UFC Fight Night: Saffiedine vs. Lim
|UFC Fight Night: Saffiedine vs. Lim|
The poster for UFC Fight Night: Saffiedine vs. Lim.
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||January 4, 2014|
|Venue||Marina Bay Sands|
|City||Marina Bay, Singapore|
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.
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. Lim's original opponent, Kiichi Kunimoto instead faced Luiz Dutra Jr.
|Main Card (UFC Fight Pass)|
|Welterweight||Tarec Saffiedine||def.||Hyun Gyu Lim||Decision (unanimous) (49–46, 48–47, 48–47)||5||5:00|
|Featherweight||Tatsuya Kawajiri||def.||Sean Soriano||Submission (rear-naked choke)||2||0:50|
|Welterweight||Kiichi Kunimoto||def.||Luiz Dutra Jr.||Disqualification (illegal elbows)||1||2:57|
|Bantamweight||Kyung Ho Kang||def.||Shunichi Shimizu||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||3||3:53||[a]|
|Preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass)|
|Featherweight||Max Holloway||def.||Will Chope||TKO (punches)||2||2:27||[b]|
|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||[c]|
|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|
- Kang had 2 points deducted in round 1 due to two 12-6 elbows.
- This bout aired on the broadcast following the Kawajiri vs Soriano bout.
- Galera had 1 point deducted in round 3 due to an illegal upkick.
The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.
- Fight of The Night: Tarec Saffiedine vs. Hyun Gyu Lim
- Knockout of The Night: Max Holloway
- Submission of the Night: Russell Doane
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