Kawajiri planning special hold for UFC debut

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Tatsuya Kawajiri has long been a star of Japanese mixed martial arts, and has fought 40 professional fights in Shooto, Pride, & Dream. Now Kawajiri is ready to start the next phase of his career in the UFC, something old school fans of MMA are excited about:

“I want to fight minimum three fights a year, but I prefer to fight 4 times this year,” Kawajiri says of his short term goals, while maintaining that he’s not looking past his first test in Soriano, “I’d like to challenge the featherweight champion as soon as possible.”

“What I am going to have to do against a guy like that, is to just keep attacking and attacking, and I won’t give him time to attack me,” as he talked about how he matches up against the current featherweight champion, “That’s the way I have to fight Aldo.”

Before anything though, his immediate goal is to stop undefeated prospect, Sean Soriano. A fight where he plans to showcase some new tricks he has up his sleeve.

“I will hit him with a punch, take him down, pass his guard, and then I’ll finish him with my special hold called, Kawa-Chan Hold.”

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