The UFC signs Tatsuya Kawajiri

Well, well, well. They let Yushin Okami go and now it looks like the UFC is back in the Asian male business, as they’ve signed former Pride/Dream and ONE FC standout Tatsuya Kawajiri, who is currently riding high on a 5 fight winning streak.

You have to enjoy this pick up, as Kawajiri isn’t necessarily a contender, but he is a fun fighter that could still make an interesting dent in the featherweight division. Hell, he beat lightweight number one contender Josh Thomson just a few years ago, and lost to Gilbert Melendez back in 2010. This is good for the featherweight division. I am pleased.

And no, that’s Shinya Aoki in the picture above, he’s looking at Kawajiri on the computer.

For those of you that need to get to know Kawajiri, I’ve included a handy highlight reel below.