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UFC Singapore Results: Tarec Saffiedine Survives Late Blitz, Decisions Hyun-Gyu Lim

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The last Strikeforce Welterweight Champion Tarec Saffiedine finally made his UFC debut in a fight of the night decision win against South Korean Hyun-Gyu Lim.

Many thought that Saffiedine would be at a disadvantage after a year off from the sport but proved that ring rust was not an issue early in the fight.  After an even first round Saffiedine took over in the second rocking Lim multiple times with tight left and right hooks. The third and fourth rounds were even more dominant for “The Sponge” as he worked the legs of Lim with hard leg kicks rendering the South Korean nearly unable to stand.

Lim began the fifth round barely being able to stand but went for the finish. For the first four minutes and fifty seconds Lim charged forward and peppered Saffiedine with punches and knees but never made true impact. With ten seconds left in the bout Lim crushed Saffiedine with a right hand that left the Strikeforce veteran reeling. Lim followed up the big punch with a flying knee against the cage but was unable to finish Saffiedine before time ran out.

The judges scored the bout 49-46, 48-47, and 48-47 for Tarec Saffiedine

With the win Saffiedine moves to 15-3 while Lim drops to 12-4-1.

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Daniel Reveles
Born and raised in Santa Barbara, California, Daniel Reveles' interest in Mixed Martial Arts began at the age of fourteen while attending a Fantasy Football draft at a Friend's house. That day Daniel's buddies ordered UFC 88 on Pay-Per-View featuring lauded striker and hometown hero Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell squaring off with Division One Wrestler “Suga” Rashad Evans. After seeing “the wrestler” Rashad Evans put the Ice Man out cold with an overhand right, Daniel became instantly hooked by the unpredictability of the sport. Since that moment Daniel has become well versed in Mixed Martial Arts History and has yet to miss an event. Daniel is currently studying at the University of California Santa Barbara to receive his Bachelor's Degree in Communications with hopes of becoming the next big media mogul. When he is not watching MMA or studying you can find Daniel hanging out with his family and friends or taking in a game at the lovely Dodger Stadium.