Welterweights Jake Ellenberger and Tarec Saffiedine are close to making their fight official – for 2014 and in Singapore.
The two would be part of the first UFC show in the country, which is scheduled for January 4. MMAjunkie.com first reported news of the fight.
Ellenberger (29-7) dropped to 8-3 in the UFC with a recent loss to Rory MacDonald. He had won two straight prior to that.
For Saffiedine (14-3), he is just trying to make his Octagon debut. The last Strikeforce champion, Saffiedine has been forced out of several bouts with injury.