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UFC And K-1 Fighter Exchange Agreement?

Lost in the the excitement of Fedor’s participation in the Yarennoka NYE event and the surprise GSP-Hughes showdown at UFC 79 was the fact that the WEC’s Rani Yahya signed on to fight K-1’s Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto.

Why is this fight significant? Besides being a good match up, the fact the the fight was even made lends credence to the rumor that a fighter lending agreement was reached between Zuffa, which owns the UFC and the WEC, and Fight Entertainment Group, which owns K-1.

This type of agreement means that highly touted K-1 fighters, like middleweight Denis Kang, could be brought over to fight in the UFC sometime soon.