Newcomer Sean Soriano gets the call to face Tatsuya Kawajiri
Following an injury to Hacran Dias, the UFC has tapped 8-0
prospect Sean Soriano to step in and face Japanese veteran Tatsuya
Kawajiri at the upcoming
Sources close to the fight confirmed to FOX Sports that verbal
agreements are in place for Soriano to face Kawajiri on January
Soriano is undefeated thus far in his professional career and
trains out of the Blackzilian camp in South Florida alongside
notable names such as Rashad Evans and Eddie Alvarez.
Thus far in his career, Soriano has only fought on the regional
circuit competing in promotions like CFA out of Florida and in
several cards out of the New England area when he was first
starting out as a fighter.
Now he will travel a few thousand miles away to face the
toughest test of his young career when former PRIDE and DREAM
standout Tatsuya Kawajiri makes his UFC debut after being ranked as
one of the top fighters in the world for most of his career.
UFC officials have not announced the bout yet, but it’s expected
that Kawajiri vs. Soriano will remain on the main card for the
upcoming show in Singapore.