UFC Fight Night 34 Update: Injured Dias Out of Kawajiri Match; Taisumov-Bang Announced

By: Mike Whitman
Dec 3, 2013
Featherweight co-headliner Hacran Dias has been forced to withdraw from his planned meeting with Tatsuya Kawajiri at UFC Fight Night 34.

UFC officials announced the change on Tuesday, revealing that an injury to the Brazilian derailed the contest. Kawajiri’s replacement opponent is to-be-determined.

UFC Fight Night 34 marks the Las Vegas-based organization’s inaugural trip to Singapore and is headlined by a welterweight showdown pitting ex-Strikeforce ruler Tarec Saffiedine against surging Korean Hyun Gyu Lim. The Jan. 3 event takes place at the Marina Bay Sands and will also feature a lightweight showdown between M-1 Global veteran Mairbek Taisumov and Sengoku alumnus Tae Hyun Bang.

Dias, 29, saw a nine-fight winning streak halted this past May by Nik Lentz, who scored a unanimous decision victory over the Brazilian at UFC on FX 8. Prior to that setback, Dias had suffered just one defeat in his first 23 outings, scoring nine of his 21 wins by submission and another three by knockout.

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