UFC Singapore lineup takes shape

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Rumours about a UFC Singapore card have been swirling for weeks, thanks to some astute Tweets from Brazilian journalist Raphael Marinho.

Initial reports suggest UFC Fight Night 132 will take place in Singapore on 23 June, with former UFC champion Jose Aldo set to face Jeremy Stephens in the main event.

Other names thrown into the mix include Nadia Kassem (5-0), who will face China’s Yan Xiaonan (8-1-1) in a women’s strawweight bout, while Filipino fighter Jenel Lausa (7-4) is due to meet Aussie veteran Ashkhan Mokhtarian in a flyweight scrap.

While UFC has remained tightlipped about the event, The Demolition Man this week confirmed the ink was dry on his contract to fight in The Lion City on 23 June.


Both Lausa and Mokhtarian come to the bout riding two consecutive losses each and will be hungry to get back to winning form.

A venue and broadcast details have yet to be confirmed by the UFC.

UFC Singapore card includes:

· Jose Aldo vs. Jeremy Stephens
· Yan Xiaonan vs. Nadia Kassem
· Jenel Lausa vs. Ashkhan Mokhtarian