Gomi UFC Bound

Takanori Gomi

Takanori Gomi

Takanori Gomi will be heading to the UFC according to Dana White’s latest Video Blog.  The Fireball Kid is 31-5 in his career but has looked unimpressive at times since his loss to Nick Diaz in 2007.  Gomi is, however, on a two fight win streak with wins over Tony Hervey and Takashi Nakakura in 2009.

Gomi was brought into Sengoku following the demise of PRIDE with the hopes of him becoming their Japanese Lightweight champion.   Those plans went awry after Gomi lost to Sergey Golyaev in a Split Decision and then to Saturo Kitaoka. 

Gomi previously lost to UFC champion BJ Penn in 2003 prior to going on a tear in PRIDE.  One wonders if the UFC has a rematch in mind.

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