The bout, scheduled for the UFC Singapore show on June 23 was confirmed by MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani following an announcement on the promotion’s official Facebook page (the post has since been deleted). A venue is yet to be determined.
A pair of previously reported bouts, a main event meeting between welterweights Donald Cerrone and Leon Edwards, and a women’s flyweight fight between Jessica-Rose Clark and Jessica Eye, were also made official.
Saint Preux (22-11) recently saw a three-fight win streak snapped when Ilir Latifi put him to sleep with a guillotine choke at UFC on FOX 28. Prior to that, he’d authored finishes of Corey Anderson, Yushin Okami, and Marcos Rogerio de Lima.
Australia’s Pedro bounced back from his first professional defeat with a first-round submission of Saparbek Safarov in February. He improved to 3-1 inside the Octagon and 7-1 overall.
Several other bouts were announced on Sunday, including a welterweight bout between Shinsho Anzai (10-2) and Jake Matthews (13-3), and a strawweight bout between undefeated Nadia Kassem (5-0) and China’s Yan Xiaonan (8-1, 1 NC).
See the updated UFC Singapore card below (bout order to be determined):
Ovince Saint Preux vs. Tyson Pedro
Shinsho Anzai vs. Jake Matthews
Yan Xiaonan vs. Nadia Kassem
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