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Legacy Fighting Alliance has signed five-time UFC veteran Michinori
Tanaka
to a multi-fight contract.

A promotion official confirmed the deal with Sherdog.com on
Saturday. Tanaka is expected to compete in LFA’s bantamweight
division. LFA has postponed its schedule due to the coronavirus
pandemic, so a date for Tanaka’s debut is unknown.

Tanaka, 29, has compiled a 13-3 record since beginning his
professional tenure in 2010. The Team Alpha Male Japan
representative began his career in Shooto before capturing the
bantamweight championship in the Pacific Xtreme Combat
organization.

The Yokohama, Japan, native debut in the Octagon in June 2014 and
went 2-3 in UFC competition, posting victories against Roland
Delorme
and Joe Soto. He
was released from the Las Vegas-based promotion in 2017 following
back-to-back losses to Rani Yahya
and Ricardo
Ramos
. Tanaka has won two bouts in a row since then, including
a submission of ranked UFC flyweight Rogerio
Bontorin
.


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