19 year old Carls John "The Golden Boy" De Tomas, has been rewarded with a UFC contract and a fight for the Singapore card taking place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on June 17.
Currently riding an unblemished eight fight winning streak, the Filipino URCC flyweight champion will be making his UFC debut against Deep MMA competitor Naoki Inoue. The Japanese fighter with a professional fight record of 10 wins, 0 losses will also be stepping into the octagon for the first time, in what is sure to be an explosive battle between two decorated mat prospects.
De Tomas is the eighteenth Filipino to be added to the UFC roster if I'm not mistaken.
Related link: Preview: CJ "The Golden Boy" de Tomas
Former UFC heavyweight Champion and current No.8 ranked Andrei “The Pitbull” Arlovski (25-14-0, 1NC, fighting out of Chicago Illinois) has claimed his spot on the Singapore fight card. Arlovski, a product of the famed Jackson-Wink MMA Academy and a veteran of the heavyweight division, has met and defeated almost every name of note on the heavyweight roster. He will now face off against the surging Polish prodigy Marcin “Tybur” Tybura” (15-2-0, fighting out of Warszawa, Poland) who is coming off back to back knock out wins in his last two UFC outings.
Japanese MMA legend, Takanori “The Fireball Kid” Gomi, ( 35-12-0,1NC, fighting out of Tokyo, Japan) will fight for the first time in Singapore. A fan favorite from his stint in Japan’s PRIDE FC, Gomi is known for his heavy punches and endurance. He will be taking on the well rounded American, Jon “Super Saiyan” Tuck (9-4-0, fighting out of Hagatna Guam, USA), who won his first Performance of the Night bonus in the Philippines when he submitted Korea’s Tae Hyun Bang.
A flyweight scrap will see Japan’s talented “Ulka” Sasaki (19-4-2, fighting out of Shizuoka, Japan), an unusually long and tall flyweight, clash with UFC veteran Justin Scoggins (11-3-0, fighting out of Spartanburg South Carolina, USA) in what will be an exciting technical matchup.
A former Korean regional Champion and UFC prospect “Handsome” Kwan Ho Kwak (9-1-0, fighting out of Seoul, South Korea) looks to win glory for his home country with a win over Hawaiian striker Russell Doane (14-7-0, fighting out of Honolulu Hawaii, USA).
Heavyweight standouts Cyril “Silverback” Asker (8-2-0, fighting out of Avignon, France) and Walt “The Big Ticket” Harris (9-5-0, fighting out of Birmingham Alabama, USA) will also throw down in what will surely be a heavy hitting war as the two vie to make their debut in the UFC’s heavyweight rankings.
Tickets for UFC FIGHT NIGHT® SINGAPORE will go on sale Friday, April 7 at 10am and are priced at S$378, S$248, S$128, S$98, and S$58 (prices do not include applicable service charges and fees). Tickets will be available for purchase online at www.sportshubtix.sg, the Sports Hub Tix Box Office, Sports Hub Tix Outlets at all SingPost locations, and by calling Sports Hub Tix Hotline at +65 3158 7888. Early bird promotions will be available from April 7 – 21.
Please continue to check UFC.com for more information or current fight news. All bouts are live and subject to change. Other bouts will be confirmed as they become available.
UFC Fight Night 111 unofficial fight card:
Heavyweight:Andrei Arlovski vs. Marcin Tybura
Bantamweight: Kwan Ho Kwak vs. Russell Doane
Lightweight: Jon Tuck vs. Takanori Gomi Flyweight: Justin Scoggins vs. Ulka Sasaki
Heavyweight: Cyril Asker vs. Walt Harris
Welterweight bout: Rafael dos Anjos vs. Tarec Saffiedine
Flyweight bout: Naoki Inoue vs. Carls John de Tomas