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Siyar Bahadurzada signs with the UFC

Welterweight Siyar Bahadurzada announced via his personal Twitter account that he has signed a deal with the UFC.

The Golden Glory trained fighter has compiled a record of 20-4 and is the current Shooto light-heavyweight champion.

An Afghanistan native, Bahadurzada is riding a six-fight winning streak and is 14-2 over his past 16 bouts.

SOURCE: Twitter

Thiago Santos scratched from Bellator Heavyweight Tournament

Visa problems will prevent Thiago Santos from competing in Bellator 52 and the promotion’s eight-man heavyweight tournament.

Santos was scheduled to face Blagoi Ivanov at the L’Auberge du Lac Casino Resort in Lake Charles, La..

Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney revealed that Santos could not leave Brazil and has been replaced by tournament alternate Zak Jensen.


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