UFC signs Tatsuya Kawajiri


Tatsuya Kawajiri, one of the most highly regarded lighter weight fighters in the world, will next compete inside the UFC's octagon.

The Japanese featherweight, who most recently fought for DREAM in December 2012, has signed a deal with the UFC, sources close to the situation told MMAjunkie.com. While no first fight has been set, sources said Kawajiri hopes to make his UFC debut in January in Singapore.

Long time coming for Crusher. He's looked great since dropping to 145.



In related news, Katsunori Kikuno has also reportedly signed with the UFC:


Yessss...haven't seen his latest fights but back in Pride he was an animal. Solid all-around. Phone Post 3.0

Melendez/Kawajiri was so awesome

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DamnSevern -

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this news just made my day. I could have the worst day of work in the history of the world and I would still consider today a good day.

forrestfan - Melendez/Kawajiri was so awesome

you shut your dirty whore mouth right now

Great news!

The Crusher!!! Phone Post 3.0

I wish he would of signed to the UFC a while ago he probably would be a contender at FW hopefully they keep him fighting in Asia for a while before us debut Phone Post 3.0

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forrestfan - Melendez/Kawajiri was so awesome

you shut your dirty whore mouth right now

forrestfan should watch Kawajiri against Thomson, whom Gilbert struggled against many times ;)

Quality signing Phone Post 3.0

his fight vs alvarez was insane

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I was amazed at how he was able to control Josh Thomson.