Welterweight veteran Dong Hyun Kim and promotional newcomer Wang Guan have been lined up for the UFC’s return to Singapore in June.
Riding a three-fight win streak, South Korea’s Dong Hyun Kim is set to square off against wrestler Colby “Chaos” Covington, who himself is holding a three-fight win streak, most recently against Bryan Barberena UFC on Fox 22.
“Chaos” Covington holds a decorated wrestling pedigree and fights out of the acclaimed American Top Team. A win over no. 7 ranked Kim would be an important step toward his UFC rankings and a shot at UFC gold.
After signing top Chinese featherweight Wang Guan in February this year, UFC has pulled together a fascinating match up for his promotional debut against Alex “Bruce Leeroy” Caceres.
Wang is considered to be China’s most promising new MMA athletes, but will face an experienced Caceres. He recently fought a very exciting bout against Mexican star Yair “El Pantera” Rodrigues, a flashy back and forth affair that was awarded Fight of the Night honors.
The main and co-main events for the Singapore fight card have yet to be announced, but here is the card as it currently stands.
Tarec Saffiedine vs Rafael Dos Anjos
Andrei Arlovski vs Marcin Tybura
Dong Hyun Kim vs Colby Covington
Takanori Gomi vs Jon Tuck
Justin Scoggins vs Ulka Sasaki
Kwan Ho Kwak vs Russell Doane
Alex Caceres vs Wang Guan
Cyril Asker vs Walt Harris
Naoki Inoue vs Carls John De Thomas