Tatsuya Kawajiri set to face Hacran Dias in UFC debut at UFC 34 in Singapore
Newly signed featherweight Tatsuya Kawajiri didn't have to wait long before getting an opponent for his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) debut.
"Crusher" will be squaring off with Hacran Dias at UFC Fight Night 34: Ellenberger vs. Saffiedine in Singapore on Jan. 4, 2014 at the Marina Bay Sands.
The news was first reported on Sunday night (Nov. 3, 2013) by Fight Sport Asia who confirmed the bout with sources inside Kawajiri's camp.
Report: Aleksandra Albu Injured, Out of UFC Debut Against Julie Kedzie
You may remember Aleksandra Albu as the recent UFC signee with the suspicious record and tight body who was supposed to fight Julie Kedzie at UFC Fight Night 33 in December. Unfortunately, the Russian striker might not be gracing us with her presence quite yet. According to an SI.com report (which cites…nobody), Albu has withdrawn from the matchup due an unspecified injury. Cat scratch fever, perhaps.
Johnny Eduardo vs. Lucas Martins scratched from UFC Fight Night 32
A bantamweight matchup between Johnny Eduardo (26-9 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Lucas Martins (14-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) has been scratched from next week's UFC Fight Night 32 event.
FOX Sports first reported that both fighters are injured and have been forced to withdraw from the card. MMAjunkie.com subsequently confirmed the change with sources close to the event.