Report: Yoshida Headed to the UFC

No, not that Yoshida. Shooto veteran Yoshiyuki Yoshida has signed on with Zuffa and is expected to compete in the UFC’s welterweight division according to a report by Sherdog’s Jordan Breen.

After suffering his last two losses in 2005, Yoshida has gone on to win eight straight fights including an impressive stoppage victory over Akira Kikuchi in September. Yoshida’s hands will be a different sight at 170 lbs in the UFC, where the division is filled with slick grapplers and wrestlers.

According to Breen, Yoshida is expected to sign a formal contract next Monday and his first fight in the UFC could come as soon as April.

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