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UFC Signs the ‘World’s Tallest Featherweight’

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The UFC has signed the “world’s tallest featherweight.” At 6-foot-4, Will Chope certainly lives up to the moniker.

Fighting out of the Philippines, the former URCC champion is currently on a 14 fight winning streak, and is poised to become one of Asia’s top prospects. According to BloodyElbow.com’s sources, Chope is preparing to make his UFC debut at Fight Night 34, which will be held in Singapore.

He’ll be facing off against Bekbulat Magomedov, an undefeated Russian fighter with an 11-0 record. Magomedov has only been competing for two years, but has managed to finish every single one of his opponents, and has won 7 fights in 2013 alone.

Both fighters will be making their UFC debuts, and each of them seem capable of making a huge splash in the organization’s featherweight division.

UFC Fight Night 34 will take place on January 4, 2014 in Singapore. The current card is as follows:

• Jake Ellenberger vs. Tarec Saffiedine
• Hacran Dias vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri
• Kiichi Kunimoto vs. Hyun Gyu Lim
• Kyung Ho Kang vs. Shunichi Shimizu
• Katsunori Kikuno vs. Quinn Mulhern
• Will Chope vs. Bekbulat Magomedov