Japanese superstar Takanori Gomi has signed a multi-fight deal with the UFC. The former PRIDE lightweight champion had been vocal in recent months about his desires to fight in the states for either STRIKEFORCE or the UFC. Well it appears Zuffa has made the acquisition.
MMAFanhouse.com was the first to report the signing crediting sources close to the situation for the news.
With an overall record of 31-5 “The Fireball Kid” will soon join the toughest competition of his career. Once regarded as one of the top lightweight fighters in the world, Gomi holds wins over Mach Sakurai, Jens Pulver and Duane Ludwig to name a few.
No date for Gomi’s debut has been given as the UFC is yet to officially announce the signing.