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Vinny Magalhaes To The UFC

After a long, public contractual dispute, M-1 Global Light Heavyweight Champion Vinny Magalhaes is now not only from his obligations to the promotion, but en route to back to the UFC.

Magalhaes’ first UFC run came behind a successful run on The Ultimate Fighter 8, where “Pezao” was selected to be a member of team Mir. On the show, the jiu jitsu ace took home submission victories over Jules Bruchez and Krzysztof Soszynski to make it to the finals. Unfortunately for Magalhaes, a knockout at the hands of Ryan Bader in the finale was followed by a unanimous decision loss to Elliot Marshall that saw him ousted from the promotion.

The Brazilian has put together a 7-1 run since his 2009 departure, with all seven victories coming by way of stoppage. While no official date has been announced for the Brazilian jiu jitsu champion’s official return, TATAME claims that he is likely slated to return to the octagon on September 1 for UFC 151.