Kikuno vs Mulhern meet in Singapore
A new fight is being added to the upcoming UFC Fight Night card
headed to Singapore on Jan. 4 as Katsunori Kikuno will make his
Octagon debut against former Strikeforce competitor Quinn
Sources close to the fight confirmed to FOX Sports that verbal
agreements are in place for the upcoming lightweight matchup.
A former champion of the DEEP promotion in Japan, Kikuno signed
with the UFC just recently and comes into the promotion riding a
five-fight win streak.
A veteran of more than 25 fights, Kikuno has faced some stiff
competition over the years fighting in various promotions in and
around Asia including DREAM and DEEP for the biggest part of his
Now he will get the biggest test possible as he debuts in the
UFC at 32 years of age looking to make an immediate impact in the
Welcoming Kikuno to the UFC will be Quinn Mulhern, who makes his
second appearance in the promotion after debuting at welterweight
earlier this year. Mulhern lost in his initial fight in the UFC
against Rick Story, but now fighting at a more natural weight he
will look to rebound when he faces Kikuno in January.
The UFC Fight Night card in Singapore hasn’t officially been
announced by the promotion, but they are expected to travel to the
area for the first time ever in January in a show headlined by
welterweights Jake Ellenberger and Tarec Saffiedine.