Max Holloway welcomes Will Chope at UFC Fight Night 34

After a crazy week for Will Chope he now has an opponent set for his promotional debut at the turn of next year when the UFC takes their first trip to Singapore.

Sources close to Wills camp confirmed the match-up with FSA.

Chope (19-5) was scheduled to face unbeaten Russian Bekbulat Magomedov, but due to prior contract obligations with Chinese promotion RUFF, Bekbulat would have to see out his contract and take on Guan Wang at the end of this month.

The fighter dubbed “The Kill” began his Mixed Martial Arts career back in 2010, and after a shaky start Chope is now on a 14-fight win streak. His last loss came at the hands of Ev Ting at the beginning of last year, since then he’s ran through competition with ease. Most recently he stopped Featherweight King of Pancrase Takumi Nakayama via TKO in the third round at last months PXC 40.

Chope isn’t your average Featherweight, as he stands at an incredible 6’4″ tall. The former URCC champion competed on the Asian MMA scene fighting under promotions like Pacific Xtreme Combat, DARE, and Malaysian Fighting Championship.

His opponent Holloway (7-3) made his UFC debut early last year at just 4-0 he would take on top contender Dustin Poirier. Max would go on to lose the contest via Submission (Triangle Armbar) in the first round.

After the fight he would go on a 3-fight win streak, but has since fallen short dropping his last two outings, most recently to the highly touted Conor McGregor back in August of this year.

With the UFC looking to trim their roster this is a must win fight for Hawaiian who’s currently 3-3 inside the famed Octagon.

Here’s how the card looks thus far:

Jake Ellenberger vs. Tarec Saffiedine
Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Hacran Dias
Hyun Gyu Lim vs. Kiichi Kunimoto
Kyung Ho Kang vs. Shunichi Shimizu
Katsunori Kikuno vs. Quinn Mulhern
Max Holloway vs. Will Chope

Stay tuned to FSA.


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