Mairbek Taisumov vs. Tae Hyun Bang confirmed for UFC Fight Night 34

UFC officials have tonight confirmed a Lightweight match-up between Mairbek Taisumov and Tae Hyun Bang.

The pair are set to square off next month when the UFC touches down in Singapore for the first time on January 4th.

Mairbek Taisumov (20-4) began his Mixed Martial Arts career in February of 2007, and has since then fought mainly under the M-1 Global banner.

The 25-year-old is currently on a 3-fight win streak since coming up short at the hands of highly touted Ukrainian prospect Marat Gafurov in 2012 losing the contest via Split Decision. Prior to the fight he hadn’t lost in two years and racked up five wins stopping each of them by way of stoppage.

Taisumov was last seen this past weekend competing in M-1 Challenge 44 where he would go onto dominate his opponent before tapping his foe via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) in the third round.

Tae Hyun Bang (16-7) will be the latest Asian import signed to the UFC.

The South Korean who trains out of the respected Korean Top Team made his professional debut back in 2004 has fought under some of the best promotions in Asia such as DEEP, ROAD FC and Sengoku. He’s also mixed it up with the likes of Kazunori Yokota, Takanori Gomi, Jorge Masvidal, Jutaro Nakao and Seichi Ikemoto throughout his career.

Former DEEP Lightweight champion Tae Hyun Bang now turns his attention to take on a new challenge, as he steps into the biggest stage of them all at the turn of the year.

The main portion of the card will see a Welterweight battle as Tarec Saffiedine makes his long awaited debut, and Tae Hyun Bang’s training partner Hyun Gyu Lim will be the man welcoming the former Welterweight Strikeforce champion to the Octagon.

Here’s how the card looks thus far:

Tarec Saffiedine vs. Hyun Gyu Lim
Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. TBA
Kiichi Kunimoto vs. Luiz Dutra Jr.
Kyung Ho Kang vs. Shunichi Shimizu
Katsunori Kikuno vs. Quinn Mulhern
Dustin Kimura vs. Jon delos Reyes
Mairbek Taisumov vs. Tae Hyun Bang
Max Holloway vs. Will Chope
Leandro Issa vs. Russell Doane
Dave Galera vs. Royston Wee

*Photo by Dave Mandel* 

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