It appears the UFC has injected a bit of new life into their heavyweight division with the addition of Dave “Pee Wee” Herman, a 6’5” veteran of SRC and Bellator who has finished nineteen of the twenty total opponents he’s beaten. However, fans will have to wait a bit for his unveiling in the Octagon as Herman isn’t expected to fight until UFC 131 as part of a card featuring a headlining bout between TUF 13 coaches Brock Lesnar and Junior dos Santos.
News of Herman’s signing was reported by MMAWeekly where it was also mentioned the 26-year old’s opponent at the June event is believed to be Brit Rob Broughton.
Broughton is currently riding a five-fight win streak including a third round submission of Vinicius Kappke de Queiroz in his promotional debut at UFC 120 this past October. The Wolfslair product holds an overall record of 15-5-1 including seven TKOs and five submissions.
Comparably, Herman is 20-2 and has beaten five of the last six adversaries he’s faced with the lone exception being a disqualification loss to Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou resulting from an illegal knee. He holds past victories over Don Frye and Ron Waterman in his career and is coming off scorecard-based success against Yoshishiro “Kiss” Nakao on December 30 at “SRC – Soul of Fight”.
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