Yoshiyuki Yoshida to the UFC?

Monday 7 January 2008

Sherdog writes in an article that Yoshiyuki Yoshida has signed with the UFC. I have not seen this confirmed anywhere, but it would be interesting news it it were true. Yoshida won the Cage Force 170-pund tournament, and it was rumored before the conclusion of this that the winner would get a UFC contract. This rumor was later dismissed, but UFC would without a doubt have a close look at the winners here.

Cage Force are using the same rules as the UFC and the transition would be easier. From memory, both Yoshida and Boku stated before their finals that the would like to compete in the UFC. Now we just have to see if Yoshida actually will compete in UFC or not.

The discussion is already going in the Sherdog forums: http://www.sherdog.net/forums/showthread.php?threadid=708292

UPDATE: I had further indications that Yoshida has signed with UFC, so then it will just be a matter of time before another Japanese fighter enters the UFC cage. Good luck Yoshida!


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