Kawajiri, 35, was originally set to face Hacran Dias at UFC Fight Night 34 in Singapore on January 4th. The former Shooto welterweight champion will not have competed at all in 2013, having last fought Michihiro Omigawa at Dream 18 on December 31, 2012. He holds a record of 32-7-2.
Soriano, 24, will be making his UFC debut when he faces Kawajiri. He holds an 8-0 professional record and last competed in May where he took a unanimous decision victory over Elvin Leon Brito.
The UFC also announced via the same Twitter account on Thursday an update to the UFC 171 fight card: Top prospect Alex Garcia will face Sean Spencer:
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