UFC signs top Euro light heavyweight Ivan Serati

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SmileR
9/9/08 6:31:07PM
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has inked a multi-fight deal with talented Italian light heavyweight Ivan Serati (10-2).

Serati, a Cage Rage veteran, joins a growing number of European fighters who have recently signed with the UFC as the organization continues to expand throughout Europe.

Sources close to Serati told MMAjunkie.com of the signing over the weekend, though terms of the deal were not disclosed


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wolfman
9/9/08 6:44:25PM
I don't understand this signing, Ivan is not that good. He will be a gatekeeper for the LHW division AT BEST.

Mind you, he was also caught cheating against long-time vet Lee Hasdell. Before entering the cage he was deducted a point for using a banned substance, as he was covered in an oily substance. I lost respect for him right then...
Twenty20Dollars
9/9/08 6:54:11PM
welcome to the stacked division.
Aether
9/9/08 7:11:26PM
The UFC needs to focus on talent for divisions like heavyweight and middleweight... LHW is the LAST division they need to be recruiting for. I know it's their biggest selling point, but look at the division, it's not like they're going to run out of amazing fights anytime soon.
wolfman
9/9/08 7:19:18PM

Posted by Aether

The UFC needs to focus on talent for divisions like heavyweight and middleweight... LHW is the LAST division they need to be recruiting for. I know it's their biggest selling point, but look at the division, it's not like they're going to run out of amazing fights anytime soon.



Yeah, my thoughts exactly...
nickcuc547
9/9/08 7:49:18PM
what's the big deal about the ufc signing a good fighter. will he be in belt contention? probably not. but if the guy puts on a few good fights then who cares. now i agree that the ufc needs to bring in some new blood at middleweight and heavyweight, that's a fair point, but i don't see anything wrong with the ufc trying to make the most exciting division in the sport a little more exciting.
AnDeRsonDaSiLvA
9/9/08 9:18:56PM
This is just part of the ufc's plot to invade Italy. allessio sakara , ivan serati etc.
candynuts
9/9/08 10:11:33PM
Woo-hoo, it looks like im the only one stoked about this pick up.
Will he be the LHW Champ? Unlikely, he should make for some exciting fights however.
Can't wait to watch him fight!
prozacnation1978
9/10/08 12:07:23AM
looks like another fighter to fight overseas only
it would be nice to see them fight in us soil
do any of them have passports??
Wolfenstein
9/10/08 2:29:05AM
I've seen him in Cage Rage a few times. He has heavy hands. UFC continues to pick up the top French fighters. David Baron, Jess Liaudin, Cheick Kongo and now Ivan Serati. Eventually I assume we'll be seeing a UFC in France.
Lebstyl3
9/10/08 8:59:18AM
Good i hope Ivan will do good , even thou he lost to belfort.
MMAcca
9/11/08 1:15:19AM

Posted by Wolfenstein

I've seen him in Cage Rage a few times. He has heavy hands. UFC continues to pick up the top French fighters. David Baron, Jess Liaudin, Cheick Kongo and now Ivan Serati. Eventually I assume we'll be seeing a UFC in France.



Isn't Serati Italian ?
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