UFC Fight Night 34 results: Tatsuya Kawajiri submits Sean Soriano

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The co-main event of today's (Sat., Jan. 4, 2014) UFC Fight Night 34: "Saffiedine vs. Lim" event in Singapore featured the Octagon debut of veteran "Crusher", Tatsuya Kawajiri, who took on unheralded -- but undefeated -- Blackzilian Sean Soriano in featherweight action.

The bout was a barnburner from the start.

Soriano came out fast and met Kawajiri in the center of the cage, eager to show he wouldn't back down to such a tough challenge. He did well, too, scoring on punches while defending multiple takedown attempts. The problem is Kawajiri was relentless and eventually found a takedown and superior position, riding Soriano's back while looking for a submission. It never came but plenty of damage was done along the way, leading to a big first round.

It took far less time for Kawajiri to get the takedown in the second round. And this time he got Soriano's back and locked in a rear-naked choke.

It appeared Soriano tapped but the referee either didn't see it or ignored it. That meant a quick nap inside the cage. Either way, a loss is a loss, tap or nap.

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For complete UFC Fight Night 34 results and blow-by-blow coverage of all the night's action click here.

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