10.18.2007 - 10:35:00 AM -
The Big Dog signs six fight contract with UFC
Graciemag.com has the skinny on whats been going on with Renzo Gracie black belt Ricardo "The Big Dog" Almeida since his return fight with CFFC was cancelled. According to graciemag's report The Big Dog has signed a six fight deal with the UFC. After Saturday's championship fight the UFC's middleweight divison will be up in there air. There's really no other immediate contender besides Rich Franklin, and if he loses I doubt we'll see a Silva vs Franklin III. Almeida's signing gives some much needed depth to the middleweight division. Here is the report in its entirety:
On first hand for GRACIEMAG.com, Ricardo Almeida revealed that he has just signed a six fights contract with UFC. Cachorrao is considered one of the most talented fighters today. The comeback of Renzo Gracie's black belt to MMA was scheduled to happen early this month at Cage Fury Fighting Championship, but the event never came through. Therefore, Cachorrao negotiated a deal with Dana White.
Before signing, Almeida looked into five different offers. His first bout should be scheduled for the beginning of 2008. "The final goal of my return was to get to the UFC, so I thought why not go straight there at once," said Cachorrao to GRACIEMAG.com.