Australian heavyweight Soa Palelei has signed a four-bout deal with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, according to the fighter’s management team.

Paradigm Sports Management issued a release Monday announcing that Palelei will return to the world’s largest MMA promotion for the first time since a loss to Eddie Sanchez at UFC 79.

“I’m thankful to Dana White and Joe Silva for giving me this opportunity to come back to the UFC to showcase my skills,” Palelei stated in the release. “With determination, hard work and a great team, I’m happy to say that today I have signed with the UFC. I look forward to competing in the best organization in the world.”

The “Hulk” has won 10 of his 11 bouts since parting ways with the UFC following his third-round technical knockout loss to Sanchez. The 35-year-old will carry an eight-fight winning streak into the Octagon, with all but one of those triumphs ending inside of one round. Palelei won five fights in 2012, including recent victories over former UFC talent Sean McCorkle and K-1 veteran Bob Sapp.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Bellator MMA Inks UFC Vet Melvin Guillard to Multi-Fight Contract

  • 23 days ago
  • 2 views

Bellator MMA officials announced on Monday that they have signed Melvin “The Young Assassin” Guillard (32-14-2) to a multi-year, multi-fight contract. read news >>

K-1 GP heavyweight champion, Ewerton Teixeira, signs with Bellator

  • 21 days ago
  • 1 views

Brazilian K-1 Japan champion, Ewerton Teixeira has a signed a contract with Bellator. Teixeira is 33 years old and undefeated in MMA. There is a new fighter in Bellator's heavyweight division. A form read news >>

Invicta's Michelle Waterson signs with UFC, faces Angela Magana in July

  • 26 days ago
  • 7 views

Michelle Waterson, known as "The Karate Hottie", has signed with the UFC to compete in the women's strawweight division. Invicta has lost another one of their stars to the UFC. Michelle Waterson, kno read news >>

Bellator tourney winner 'Frodo' Khasbulaev signs with WSOF, promotion seeks opponent

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 views

Bellator MMA Season 8 featherweight tournament winner Magomedrasul Khasbulaev has signed a multi-fight deal with WSOF, and the promotion is now seeking an opponent to face him at June’s WSOF 21 event read news >>

Michelle Waterson vs. Angela Magana Signed for TUF 21 Finale

  • 27 days ago
  • 15 views

Michelle Waterson has her first fight booked under the UFC banner as she will meet Angela Magana at The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale. The UFC made the announcement just 24 hours after announcing that W read news >>

Michelle Waterson vs. Angela Magana Added to TUF 21 Finale

  • 27 days ago
  • 33 views

Newly signed UFC strawweight Michelle Waterson will make her promotional debut at the Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale, officials announced late Wednesday evening. read news >>

Jon Jones Loses Reebok Endorsement, Effective Immediately

  • 28 days ago
  • 8 views

Reebok has terminated its endorsement contract with now-former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, effective immediately. read news >>

Reebok terminates Jon Jones' contract in light of recent arrest

  • 28 days ago
  • 6 views

Jon Jones' Reebok sponsorship is no more. The apparel company announced on Wednesday that it had terminated Jones' contract effective immediately. "In light of recent events, we have made the decisio read news >>

Reebok Terminates Contract with Former UFC Champ Jon 'Bones' Jones

  • 28 days ago
  • 4 views

The hits keep coming for Jon "Bones" Jones, as the former UFC light heavyweight champion has lost his endorsement deal with Reebok, according to a tweet from ESPN's Darren Rovell. The news comes one read news >>