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 at just twenty-three years of age, having finished six of his eight opponent to date, which include three by submission and three by knockout. In Soriano’s last appearance he earned a unanimous decision victory over Elvin Leon Brito (6-2) back in May.
Kawajiri is also set for his first UFC appearance having spent the majority of his career fighting in Japan for the likes of Shooto, PRIDE FC, and Dream. Kawajiri goes into the bout riding a five-fight winning streak and defeated former UFC competitor Michihiro Omigawa (13-14-1) in his last outing back in December, 2012.
UFC Fight Night 34 is set to take place on January 4th, 2014 at the Marina Bay Sands in Marina Bay, Singapore. You can check out the updated card below.
UFC Fight Night 34: Singapore
Welterweight Bout – Tarec Saffiedine (14-3) vs Hyun Gyu Lim (12-3-1)
Featherweight Bout – Tatsuya Kawajiri (32-7-2) vs Sean Soriano (8-0)
Lightweight Bout – Katsunori Kikuno (21-5-2) vs Quinn Mulhern (18-3)
Welterweight Bout – Kiichi Kunimoto (15-5-2, 1nc) vs Luiz “Besouro” Dutra Jr (11-2-1)
Bantamweight Bout – Shunichi Shimizu (28-8-10) vs Kyung Ho Kang (11-7, 1nc)
Featherweight Bout – Will Chope (19-5) vs Max Holloway (7-3)
Welterweight Bout – Glenn Sparv (7-2) vs TBC
Bantamweight Bout – Dave Galera (5-0) vs Royston Wee (2-0)
Bantamweight Bout – Leandro Issa (11-3) vs Russell Doane (12-3)
Bantamweight Bout – Jon Delos Reyes (7-1) vs Dustin Kimura (10-1)
Lightweight Bout – Tae Hyun Bang (16-7) vs Mairbek Taisumov (19-4)