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UFC: Tarec Saffiedine and Jake Ellenberger to headline inaugural S'pore UFC fight on Jan 4

The Ultimate Fighting Championship will make its Singapore debut with 10 bouts, the highlight of which will be a showdown between Belgian Tarec Saffiedine and American Jake Ellenberger. -- ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
The Ultimate Fighting Championship will make its Singapore debut with 10 bouts, the highlight of which will be a showdown between Belgian Tarec Saffiedine and American Jake Ellenberger. -- ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
The Ultimate Fighting Championship will make its Singapore debut with 10 bouts, the highlight of which will be a showdown between Belgian Tarec Saffiedine and American Jake Ellenberger. -- ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
The Ultimate Fighting Championship will make its Singapore debut with 10 bouts, the highlight of which will be a showdown between Belgian Tarec Saffiedine and American Jake Ellenberger. -- ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
The Ultimate Fighting Championship will make its Singapore debut with 10 bouts, the highlight of which will be a showdown between Belgian Tarec Saffiedine and American Jake Ellenberger. -- ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
The Ultimate Fighting Championship will make its Singapore debut with 10 bouts, the highlight of which will be a showdown between Belgian Tarec Saffiedine and American Jake Ellenberger. -- ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
The Ultimate Fighting Championship will make its Singapore debut with 10 bouts, the highlight of which will be a showdown between Belgian Tarec Saffiedine and American Jake Ellenberger. -- ST PHOTO: SANJAY NAIR
The Ultimate Fighting Championship will make its Singapore debut with 10 bouts, the highlight of which will be a showdown between Belgian Tarec Saffiedine and American Jake Ellenberger. -- ST PHOTO: SANJAY NAIR

The Ultimate Fighting Championship will make its Singapore debut with 10 bouts, the highlight of which will be a showdown between Belgian Tarec Saffiedine and American Jake Ellenberger.

Strikeforce welterweight champion Saffiedine (14-3 win-loss record) will be making his Octagon debut against hard-hitting fan favourite Ellenberger (29-7).

Said UFC Asia chief Mark Fischer: "This is going to be a sporting event unlike any other Singapore has ever seen. We will deliver the full UFC experience."

The inaugural UFC fight will take place at the Marina Bay Sands on Jan 4. Tickets for UFC Fight Night Singapore will go on sale from Thursday and range from $88 to $688.