UFC FIGHT NIGHT 111 – 06/17/2017: RDA meets Saffedine, 19-year old Inoue faces De Tomas

Naoki Inoue (right)

Two fights are added to UFC Fight Night in Singapore.

The former UFC lightweight champion Rafael do Anjos is moving up to the welterweight to take on Tarec Saffiedine.

RDA is currently on a two-fight losing streak. Lost his title to Eddie Alvarez, followed by an unanimous decision loss to Tony Ferguson.

Saffiedine is also on a two-fight losing streak.

He lost to Rick Story from USA and Dong Hyun Kim from Korea.

UFC also added a flyweight bout between Carls John de Tomas and Naoki Inoue.

De Tomas is a 20-year old who holds the flyweight title for URCC, a Philippine- based MMA promotion.

Inoue is a younger brother of Invicta FC veteran MIZUKI.

Ever since he made a pro MMA debut in 2015, he has been undefeated in 10 fights, with seven submission wins.

Recently, he has submitted DEEP flyweight title contender Yuya “MONKEY” Shibata in two rounds.

Inoue is 19-year old now but he will turn 20 three days before the fight so this is going to be the battle of two 20-year olds.

Saturday, June 17th, 2017
At Singapore Indoor Stadium, Kallang, Singapore
Doors Open –
Fight Starts –

Confirmed Cards (Subject to Change):

Welterweight Bout 5 min / 3R
Rafeal dos Anjos (Brazil) vs Tarec Saffiedine (Belgium)

Heavyweight Bout 5 min / 5R
Andrei Arlovski (Belarus) vs Marcin Tybura (Poland)

Lightweight Bout 5 min / 3R
Takanori Gomi (Japan) vs Jon Tuck (USA)

Flyweight Bout 5 min / 3R
Justin Scoggins (USA) vs Ulka Sasaki (Japan)

Bantamweight Bout 5 min / 3R
Russell Doane (USA) vs Kwan Ho Kwak (South Korea)

Heavyweight Bout 5 min / 3R
Cyril Asker (France) vs Walt Harris (USA)

Flyweight Bout 5 min / 3R
Carls John de Tomas (Philippines) vs Naoki Inoue (Japan)


report by Shu Hirata
photo courtesy of Bout Review (www.boutreview.com)