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'The Hulk' signs UFC contract

ESPN staff
March 5, 2013
Soa Palelei was no match for Eddie Sanchez at UFC 79 © AP

The Hulk will soon be gracing the Octagon, following confirmation Soa Palelei has put his name to a four-fight contract.

Since losing his only previous contest in UFC, Palelei has impressed in an eight-fight winning streak and the run was enough to catch the eye of president Dana White.

Palelei says he is a 'different fighter' to the one beaten by Eddie Sanchez in 2007 and is determined to seize his opportunity.

"I'm thankful to Dana White and Joe Silva for giving me this opportunity to come back to the UFC to showcase my skills," he is quoted as saying by fightersonlymag.com.

"With determination, hard work and a great team, I'm happy to say that today I have signed with the UFC.

"I look forward to competing in the best organisation in the world."

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