A UFC Twitter account confirmed a report of Tatsuya Kawajiri signing with the promotion on Tuesday.
Kawajiri is a veteran of such promotions like PRIDE, DREAM and Strikeforce. His deal is believed to be a multi-fight one with hopes of competing on the January card from Singapore in the works.
Kawajiri (32-7-2) has won five in a row, including three via sumission, since a 2011 loss to Gilbert Melendez. The 35-year-old has defeated the likes of Josh Thomson, Joachim Hansen, Gesias Cavalcante and Yves Edwards during his career.