Soa “The Hulk” Palelei has signed a four-fight contact with the UFC. Palelei’s management, Paradigm Sports Management, announced the signing on Monday.
This will be Soa’s second stint with the UFC after being with the organization briefly in 2007. Palelei was one and done, losing to Eddie Sanchez at UFC 79.
He has since gone 10-1 with the lone loss coming at the hands of Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix winner and current UFC heavyweight Daniel Cormier. Palelei (18-3) is currently riding an eight-fight winning streak, finishing all eight of those opponents by knockout or TKO.
All of Palelei’s 18 career wins have come via finish and he promises to bring this same exciting style to the Octagon.
“I’m thankful to Dana White and Joe Silva for giving me this opportunity to come back to the UFC to showcase my skills,” said Palelei upon signing with the UFC.
“With determination, hard work and a great team, I’m happy to say that today I have signed with the UFC. I look forward to competing in the best organization in the world.”
There has been no word yet on when Palelei will return to the Octagon and whom he will face.