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UFC Signs Shooto Champ Hernani Perpetuo

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It looks like fighters in the UFC welterweight roster will have another problem to worry about, because the UFC just signed 17-3-1 Hernani Perpetuo. The twenty-eight year old Brazilian is currently riding a seven-fight winning streak and most recently defeated Tommy Depret for the Shooto World Title at Shooto Brazil 42.

He’s is six-feet tall, unusually tall for a welterweight. He has seven knockouts, four submissions and six decisions under his belt.

It looks like he’ll be welcomed by Japanese Pancrase veteran Kiichi Kunimoto. The thirty-two year old Japanese fighter is 15-5 and prefers to take his opponents to the ground, as eight of his wins have been won by submission.

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Steve Sohanaki
Steve became interested in combat sports when he joined his high school’s wrestling team as freshman. His experience as a wrestler sparked his interest in mixed martial arts when he recognized the compatibility between the two sports. From there, he continued to wrestle all throughout college until he earned his bachelor’s degree in history. Steve’s interests in combat sports center mostly around grappling, but he’s also interested in the history of the sport and where it’s headed in the future.