“The Ultimate Fighter 6″ cast member Jon Koppenhaver (5-1, 1-0 UFC) will return to the octagon in May at UFC 84 to take on UFC newcomer and fellow-welterweight Yoshiyuki Yoshida (9-2, 0-0 UFC) the promotion announced this week.
The UFC also officially confirmed that UFC newcomer Dong Hyun Kim (9-1-1, 0-0 UFC) will face Jason Tan (6-2, 0-1 UFC) in another welterweight bout at the event.
Both fights will appear on the untelevised preliminary card.
Koppenhaver is coming off of a memorable TKO victory over Jared Rollins at The Ultimate Fighter 6 Finale, his UFC debut. Yoshida, a Shooto veteran, entered the first-ever Cage Force welterweight tournament as a relative unknown with a brief 5-2 professional MMA record but recorded four straight victories, three by knockout, to become the first ever welterweight tournament winner and earn a UFC contract.
Dong Hyun Kim is a Korean DEEP and Spirit MC veteran who secured nine straight victories following a loss in his professional debut. His last fight was am October draw against Hidehiko Hasegawa, an opponent he had defeated via knockout in August. Tan is an English mixed martial artist who was defeated by Marcus Davis in his lone UFC fight.
UFC 84 â€œIll Willâ€ features a main event UFC lightweight championship bout between current title holder BJ Penn and former lightweight champ Sean Sherk. Wanderlei Silva versus Keith Jardine and Tito Ortiz versus Lyoto Machida round out the five bout televised card.
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