Michihiro Omigawa inks deal with the UFC, expected to face Mendes early 2011Posted on December 9, 2010, 06:04 PM by Joey Santosus
Renowned Japanese Featherweight star Michihiro Omigawa has officially inked a deal with the UFC and is expected to debut against top contender Chad Mendes within the first quarter of 2011.
Omigawa (12-8-1), who currently resides at #7 among Featherweights in LowKick's user rankings, is currently enjoying a five fight win streak, including an impressive submission victory over Cole Escovedo in his last outing at Dream 16.
Team Alpha Male's Chad Mendes (9-0), will come into their match-up with momentum of his own. Unbeaten in his professional career, Mendes has won all four of his bouts with the WEC and will make his own official UFC debut when he meets the 34-year-old Japanese fighter.
While it is yet to be confirmed, the match-up is expected to take place as early as UFC 126 in Febuary or UFC 128 in March.