Eddie Yagin has signed with the UFC. | Photo: Jeff
Tachi Palace Fights featherweight champion Eddie Yagin
has signed a multi-fight deal with the UFC, confirmed Sherdog.com
Saturday evening with sources close to the situation.
No announcement has been made by either the organization or the
fighter's camp as of yet, and it is currently unknown when Yagin
will debut in the Octagon. The fighter has won seven of his last
eight fights. Known as “The Filipino Phenom,” Yagin's lone loss in
the last five years came in 2009, when he fell by technical
knockout to Diego Savaiva at Tachi Palace Fights 2.
Following that defeat, the Hawaiian stepped away from the cage for
roughly 18 months before making his return in June of this year,
finishing Joe Neri with
elbow strikes in only 99 seconds.
Most recently, Yagin earned likely the biggest win of his 11-year
pro career by stopping former Bellator featherweight king Joe Soto at
Tachi Palace Fights 10 on Aug. 5. Yagin earned the vacant TPF
featherweight strap by locking up a tight guillotine choke and
forcing Soto to submit at just 2:00 of the opening frame.