Ellenberger injured, out of UFN 35 main event
Former Strikeforce welterweight champion Tarec Saffiedine was scheduled to make his UFC debut against top ten welterweight Jake Ellenbeger, but seems as though he will likely have a new opponent:
The long-awaited UFC debut of Tarec Saffiedine has been thrown another curveball.
The former Strikeforce welterweight champion was set to headline UFC’s first trip to Singapore on Jan. 4 against Jake Ellenberger, but “Sponge” is currently waiting for a new opponent. Ellenberger confirmed the news with MMAFighting.com, citing a pulled muscle. He will not need surgery.
Update: It seems as though Saffiedine may already have a replacement bout lined up, as Koren Hyun Gyu Lim has accepted the bout. It is likely to remain the night’s main event.