Last month it was reported that lightweight standout Takanori Gomi just may have a future with the UFC after becoming a free agent following Zuffa’s acquisition of Pride FC last year. However, Sherdog is now reporting that Gomi has officially signed a deal with the World Victory Road promotion:
“While the source could not confirm the length of Gomi’s deal with WVR, the deal will see Gomi debut for the promotion on their March 5 Sengoku card at Yoyogi National Gymnasium No. 1….WVR reportedly finalized their deal with the former Shooto and PRIDE champion late last week, but were waiting to announce the acquisition in hopes of announcing Gomi’s March 5 opponent simultaneously.”
Takanori “The Fireball Kid” Gomi, is a former Shooto welterweight champion, and the most recent Pride FC lightweight champion. Gomi also holds notable wins over Jens Pulver, Charles “Krazy Horse” Bennett, Ralph Gracie, and Hayato Sakurai.