Report: Two Bouts Added To UFC Fight Night Singapore, Nadia Kassem To Compete


Two fights have been added to the yet to be announced UFC Fight Night Singapore card according to Ralph Marino of Combate as Jenel Lausa faces Ashkatn Mokhtarian and Nadia Kassem faces Yan Xiaonan.

Lausa (7-4-0) enters the fight while riding a two bout losing streak, with those losses coming to Magomed Bibulatov and Eric Shelton. Lausa is also a former Pacific Xtreme Combat Flyweight Champion, defeating Crisanto Pitpitunge at PXC 51 to win the gold.

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Mokhtarian (13-3-0) is currently winless in UFC competition, dropping fights to the duo of John Moraga and Ryan Benoit. Mokhtarian has only seen just one of his sixteen professional MMA bouts go the distance and that came against Shannon Ross at Eternal MMA 16 in April 2016.

Kassem (5-0-0) has already competed once under the UFC auspices, which was a victory over Alex Chambers at UFC Fight Night Sydney. Kassem is also a former Urban Fight Night Women’s Strawweight Champion, a belt she relinquished upon signing with the UFC.

Xiaonan (8-1-0-1NC) is currently undefeated in the UFC, having defeated Kailin Curran by unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night Shanghai. Xiaonan also competed in the Road FC promotion, holding victories over Ye Hyun Nam and Seo Hee Lim.

UFC Fight Night Singapore takes place on Saturday, June 23 from a location to be announced with a main event yet to be announced. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, while broadcast plans have yet to be announced.

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