Report: UFC Signs Sasha Palatnikov

A new threat is making his way to the UFC welterweight division as the promotion has reportedly inked Sasha Palatnikov to a contract.

The fighter announced the news through Instagram:


Incredibly happy to announce that I have signed a multi-fight contract with the @ufc!!! I am beyond excited for this opportunity and cannot wait to be the first Hong Kong representative to fly the flag in that cage! ——————————————— None of this would be possible without the guidance from @bigwoodmma702 @syndicatemma my management team @rubyse @dannyrube for making this all happen! @primetimeperformance1 has brought so much to my game & I can’t wait for what the future holds love you guys!Everyone that has helped me through this journey my teammates and training partners all over the world I appreciate you! ———————————————————————————My fiancé @mauvkla for being my push day in & day out helping me stay accountable everyday. I love you so much mon coeur ———————————————— #ufc #contract #secured #letsgo #goals #wecoming #ruby #rubyse #mma #fighter #life #fight #fightnight #athlete #sponsored #timetowork #ko #comingsoon #enjoythejourney #followmyjourney #travel #lasvegas #hongkong #usa #korean #announcement #debut #blessed #excited #oss

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Palatnikov (5-2-0) is a former AFC middleweight champion, defeating Sung Won Son to win the gold at AFC 12 in June of 2019. Palatnikov is coming off of a two fight run in the UAE Warriors promotion, where he defeated Paulo Henrique and suffering a defeat to Mounir Lazzez. Palatnikov has competed a total of seven times as a professional MMA fighter and three of those bouts went the distance.

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