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 inks Cheick Kongo, Ilima Macfarlane to multi-fight contract extensions

  • 26 days ago

Bellator has signed two of its notable fighters to contract extensions. Heavyweight Cheick Kongo and women’s flyweight Ilima Macfarlane have both inked multi-fight contract extensions with the organi read news >>

Former champ Chris Weidman signed his new contract the day before UFC 205 presser

  • 5 days ago

It’s no wonder former UFC middleweight champ Chris Weidman was visibly buoyant at the New York City press conference for UFC 205.Filed under: News, Radio Highlight, UFC, Videos read news >>

Georges St. Pierre's lawyer describes UFC contract as 'slavery'

  • 5 days ago

James Quinn, legal representative of Georges St. Pierre, has some harsh words for the binding terms found in UFC contracts.Georges St. Pierre and his lawyer James Quinn aren’t pulling any punch read news >>

Twitter Mailbag: On UFC layoffs and high-profile contract challenges

  • 4 days ago

How could Georges St-Pierre’s impending legal battle with the UFC reshape the entire industry, and why is the UFC unlikely to let that happen? Answers on that and more in this week’s Twitter Mailbag. read news >>

Georges St. Pierre's lawyer likens UFC contracts to slavery

  • 4 days ago

Georges St. Pierre’s contract standoff continues. read news >>

Dana White Can Book 'The Hulk vs. Mother Teresa,' But Can't Land Georges St-Pierre a Fight |

  • 4 days ago

Dana White can book all the fights except one for Georges St-Pierre. read news >>

Antonio 'Bigfoot' Silva a free agent after heavyweight, UFC decline to renew contract

  • 3 days ago

Antonio Silva’s UFC career is over for the time being after more than four years and 11 octagon appearances with the organization.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Antonio 'Bigfoot' Silva leaves UFC after contract is not renewed

  • 3 days ago

Antonio 'Bigfoot' Silva and the UFC are going their separate ways so what does his future look like now and where could his next fight be?After four years with the organization, the UFC and read news >>

Coach Pederneiras confirms Jose Aldo wants out of UFC, hopes to figure out contract termination in Portland

  • 26 days ago

Former UFC featherweight champion and current interim titleholder Jose Aldo said on Tuesday that he wanted out of the UFC – and possibly MMA altogether – following UFC 205’s main event booking.Filed read news >>

Ion Cutelaba paints himself green for UFC weigh-in, rips shirt like The Hulk

  • 24 days ago

UFC light heavyweight contender Ion Cutelaba weighed in for UFC Fight Night as The Hulk. read news >>