Some outlets are reporting that this bout is to take place at lightweight, however BJPENN.COM confirmed that both fighters will stay inside the UFC’s 145-pound division and face off as featherweight’s.
Fight Night 39 is set to go down on April 11, from the UAE’s, Yas Island. Headlining the card will be a heavyweight tilt between Roy ‘Big Country’ Nelson and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.
Clay last saw action getting stopped with punches for the first time in his career by division-top-contender, Chad Mendes. The defeat marked his third loss in four-fights.
Kawajiri is a Japanese import of the highest order. He made his UFC debut earlier this year at Fight Night 34 with a second round submission win over Sean Soriano. The win marked his sixth straight.