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

Georges St.-Pierre Returns to UFC on New Contract After over 2-Year Absence

  • 6 days ago
  • 11 views

UFC fans have wondered if and when Georges St-Pierre would return to the sport since he left more than two years ago. They reportedly have their answer. According to Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles read news >>

Dana White Confirms Georges St-Pierre Has Signed for UFC Return | MMAWeekly.com

  • 6 days ago
  • 18 views

UFC president Dana White on Friday made Georges St-Pierre's return to the Octagon official. read news >>

Frank Mir on wanting release from UFC contract: 'I want to be able to compete in other things'

  • 9 hours ago
  • 11 views

Former heavyweight champion Frank Mir has been a UFC fighter for over 15 years, but that might not be the case for much longer.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, Radio Highlight, UFC, Videos read news >>

Dana White: Misha Cirkunov done in UFC after 'flaking out' on new contract

  • 12 days ago
  • 121 views

Rising light heavyweight Misha Cirkunov will apparently not be back in the UFC anytime soon after contract discussions with the free agent went sour, according to UFC President Dana White.Filed under read news >>

Ranked light heavyweight Nikita Krylov released from UFC contract

  • 6 days ago
  • 81 views

The UFC light heavyweight division is down another man after Nikita Krylov was released from his contract with the organization this month.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC on FOX 23's Jason Knight plans Caceres KO, new contract and callout of 'The Korean Superboy'

  • 29 days ago
  • 6 views

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Don’t accuse Jason Knight for being one of those UFC fighters who doesn’t think ahead each time he enters and exits the octagon.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Champ Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson rematch headlines UFC 210 in Buffalo

  • 29 days ago
  • 13 views

A light heavyweight title fight will headline UFC 210.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Daniel Cormier Returns in UFC 210 Headliner | MMAWeekly.com

  • 29 days ago
  • 9 views

This is one time where waiting pays off, as light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier returns at UFC 210 to put his belt on the line. read news >>

Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson 2 Announced for UFC 210: Details, Reaction

  • 29 days ago
  • 6 views

The UFC announced Wednesday that Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson will meet in a rematch of their May 2015 clash at UFC 210 in Buffalo, New York, on April 8. Cormier (18-1) secured a victory via su read news >>

UFC on FOX 23's Alex Caceres won't trash talk fighter he doesn't know – or Jason Knight

  • 29 days ago
  • 13 views

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – UFC featherweight Alex Caceres’ manager texted him recently to ask whether he’d fight his next opponent. Caceres, though, just wanted the details of when. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>