China’s Wang Guan gets green light for UFC Fight Night Singapore

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After signing top Chinese featherweight Wang Guan in February this year, UFC has pulled together a fascinating match up for his promotional in Singapore.

Wang “The Dongbei Tiger”, considered one of China’s most promising new MMA athletes, will face an experienced Alex “Bruce Leeroy” Caceres in front of Singapore fans on 17 June.

Wang bring an impressive record of 19-1-1) to the UFC and will be looking to make his mark and put Chinese MMA on the map.

Standing in his way however is Alex “Bruce Leeroy” Caceres.

Caceres (12-10) is a staple of the UFC’s featherweight division. Caceres first appeared to the MMA world as a contest on The Ultimate Fighter: Team GSP vs. Team Koscheck. 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 bout is part of an exciting card for fight fans in Asia, with welterweight veteran Dong Hyun Kim also set to appear on the Fight Night Singapore card.

Riding a three-fight win streak, South Korea’s Dong Hyun Kim will square off against wrestler Colby “Chaos” Covington who himself is holding a three-fight win.

“Chaos” Covington is a decorated wrestler 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.

Kim and Wang join a growing list of big names for UFC Fight Night Singapore, including former lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos and former heavyweight champion Andrei Arloveski.

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.

UFC Singapore will take place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on June 17.

Welterweight
Tarec Saffiedine vs Rafael Dos Anjos

Heavyweight
Andrei Arlovski vs Marcin Tybura

Welterweight
Dong Hyun Kim vs Colby Covington

Heavyweight
Takanori Gomi vs Jon Tuck

Flyweight
Justin Scoggins vs Ulka Sasaki

Bantamweight
Kwan Ho Kwak vs Russell Doane

Featherweight
Alex Caceres vs Wang Guan

Heavyweight
Cyril Asker vs Walt Harris

Flyweight
Naoki Inoue vs Carls John De Thomas