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Vinny Magalhaes Signs With The UFC

Ultimate Fighter 8 runner-up and Brazilian jiu jitsu champion┬áVinny Magalhaes has made his way back to the octagon. While no official date has been announced for “Pezao’s” return to the big show, TATAME speculates that Magalhaes will return September 1 at UFC 151.

The Brazilian’s first UFC run met a swift end in 2009, seeing him released after back-to-back losses to Ryan Bader and Elliot Marshall.

Magalhaes’┬ápost-UFC run saw the make a 7-1 run, with every win coming by way of stoppage, capturing M-1’s Light Heavyweight Championship in the process. After a very public falling out with the promotion, one which even saw the Brazilian attempt to sell the promotion’s title on EBay, the matching period on “Pezao’s” contract has ended, giving him a chance to rejoin the ranks of the UFC.


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