Tatsuya Kawajiri welcomes newcomer Sean Soriano to octagon at UFC Fight Night 34

Japanese MMA superstar Tatsuya Kawajiri will meet promotional newcomer Sean Soriano at next month’s UFC Fight Night 34 event.

UFC officials today announced the new matchup, necessitated when Kawajiri’s original opponent, Hacran Dias, was forced to withdraw from the card.

Featuring a welterweight headliner between former Strikeforce champ Tarec Saffiedine and Korean contender Hyun Gyu Lim, UFC Fight Night 34 takes place Jan. 4 at Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre.