Chinese standout Li Jingliang (14-5) has been lined up to face his Japanese counterpart Daichi Abe (6-1) at UFC Fight Night Singapore on 23 June.
Both Li and Abe will be looking for redemption in Singapore, having both lost their last bouts at UFC Perth, where Li dropped decision wins to Jake Matthews and Abe to Luke Jumeau.
Following a successful debut in Shanghai event last year, 20-year-old up and coming Chinese star Song Yadong (10-3-2) will make his bantamweight debut in Singapore, where he will square off against Felipe ‘Sertanejo’ Arantes (18-9-1) from Sao Paulo, Brazil.
In a welterweight clash, China’s Song Kenan (13-4) will meet Mexican debutant and The Ultimate Fighter Latin America semi-finalist Héctor Aldana (4-1).
Teruto ‘Yashabo’ Ishihara (11-5-2) is also set to continue his bantamweight campaign in a bout against UFC debutant and promising Russian prospect, Petr Yan (8-1).
Headlining Fight Night Singapore is no. 11-ranked welterweight Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone (33-10, 1NC) who will face rapidly rising British star, Leon Edwards (14-3).
Veteran knock-out artist Ovince St Preux (22-11) will take on surging Australian submission specialist Tyson Pedro (7-1), while no. 9-ranked women’s flyweight Jessica Rose Clark (8-4) faces no. 10-ranked Jessica Eye (12-6).
UFC Fight Night Singapore
· Donald Cerrone vs. Leon Edwards
· Ovince Saint Preux vs. Tyson Pedro
· Shinsho Anzai vs. Jake Matthews
· Jessica Rose Clark vs. Jessica Eye
· Jenel Lausa vs. Ashkan Mokhtarian
· Matt Schnell vs. Naoki Inoue
· Yan Xiaonan vs. Nadia Kassem
· Li Jingliang vs. Daichi Abe
· Song Yadong vs. Felipe Arantes
· Song Kenan Héctor Aldana
· Teruto Ishihara vs. Petr Yan