Ellenberger injured, Hyun Gyu Lim to face Saffiedine at UFC Singapore

An injury has forced Jake Ellenberger out of his scheduled slot

against Tarec Saffiedine in

target="_blank">the upcoming UFC card headed to Singapore on Jan

4. In his place, Hyun Gyu Lim will step in and fill the main

event spot vacated by Ellenberger against Saffiedine.

UFC officials

target="_blank">announced the news this morning, but did not

elaborate on the type of injury.

With the fight just over four weeks away, there wasn’t a lot of

wiggle room for the No. 5-ranked welterweight to come back in time

and take the bout with Saffiedine.

Meanwhile, Lim has accepted the bout with the last ever

Strikeforce welterweight champion as he tries to extend his

two-fight win streak inside the Octagon. Lim was already scheduled

to compete on the card against Kiichi Kunimoto, who will now await

word on a new opponent being chosen for him by the UFC.

Lim has proven to be a tough customer thus far in his UFC

career, picking up two wins by knockout after finishing both Pascal

Krauss and Marcelo Guimaraes in consecutive fights.

He will face Saffiedine, who makes his long awaited UFC debut

after defeating Nate Marquardt to win the Strikeforce title in

Janaury before suffering a string of injuries that have prevented

him from fighting until now.

The new fight between Lim and Saffiedine will remain the

headline bout for the UFC’s upcoming debut in Singapore on Jan

4.