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Paulo Thiago-Dong Hyun Kim Booked For UFC’s China Debut In November

Paulo Thiago will be heading China to face Dong Hyun Kim, according to a report by Tatame. The fight goes down November 10 from Macau, China at UFC on FUEL TV 6.

Thiago (14-4) is coming off a loss to Siyar Bahadurzada earlier this year. He is just 1-3 in his last four fights after putting together a solid 13-1 record to start his MMA career.

“I can only thank (UFC) for all these gifts,” Thiago said. “It’s another tough guy I have before me, a really hard fighter. Now, I have to train a lot to repay all this trust they lay on me by putting on a great show there.”

Kim (15-2-1) was defeated by Demian Maia last month when he suffered an injury and was stopped. He is 1-2 in his last three after going unbeaten in his first 16 professional fights (14-0-1 with one no-contest).

The UFC is still looking to pair Rich Franklin and Cung Le together as the main event for the show. It will be the first time they have held an event in China.