Siyar Bahadurzada Says He's Headed To The UFC

October 1, 2011 2:20 pm by George Matthews

“I signed with the UFC!  I’m very excited to be a part of the UFC and test my skills with the crème de la crème of MMA. I wanna thank the UFC and Dana White for this opportunity. I will shake up the welterweight division! Also special thanks to my team Golden Glory!”

The reigning Shooto light heavyweight champion, Siyar Bahadurzada announced earlier via his Twitter account that he’s signed with the UFC.  Bahadurzada had agreed to a Strikeforce contract in 2010, but was unable to get a fight, as Scott Coker claimed visa issues were the cause of the delay.  Nonetheless, when Bahadurzada voiced his displeasure with the situation, and at Coker himself, Strikeforce seemingly lost all interest in him.

Boasting a 20-4-1 record, and with recent victories over John Alessio and Derrick Noble, Bahadurzada will truly be entering deep waters when he heads to the UFC.  Can the Golden Glory fighter do what he claims and “shake up” the welterweight division?

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