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Tatsuya Kawajiri reportedly signs with the UFC


Tatsuya Kawajiri reportedly signs with the UFC.

The Ultimate Fighting Championships Japanese signing spree continues with the reports that powerhouse featherweight Tatsuya “The Crusher” Kawajiri has allegedly come to terms with the promotion.

MMA Junkie reported the story earlier today, but UFC officials have yet to officially confirm it.

Tatsuya Kawajiri reportedly signs with the UFC

A long-time competitor in the Asian promotions, Tatsuya “The Crusher” Kawajiri (32-7-2) has been on a role as of late. Since his TKO loss to Gilbert Melendez in Strikeforce, back on April 9th, 2011, “The Crusher” has reinvigorated his career with a drop down to featherweight and an ensuing 5 fight winning streak. His most recent win was a decision victory over former UFC fighter Michihiro Omigawa at DREAM 18 on Dec. 31st, 2012. Will Kawajiri be able to sustain his current run in his rumored new home?

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Justin Pierrot is's resident musicologist and TUF aficionado. When not looking after his family or writing his weekly pieces, he's making music as Stormland or building Gundam models.

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