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Michihiro Omigawa Returns to UFC Against Chad Mendes in February or March

Chad MendesFeatherweight Michihiro Omigawa has signed with the UFC and will challenge undefeated 145-pound contender Chad Mendes in his return to the Octagon in February or March, according to

Omigawa (12-8-1) fell to Matt Wiman and Thiago Tavares in a lightweight stint with the UFC that ended in 2008, but the Japanese Judo standout has won five-straight in Sengoku and DREAM to earn another chance with the promotion.

A teammate of former champ and current bantamweight contender Urijah Faber, Mendes (9-0) won four-straight inside the WEC in 2010, including a unanimous decision over Javier Vazquez last month.

The matchup will reportedly be added to February’s UFC 126 or March’s UFC 128.

Pictured: Chad Mendes

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