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Hatsu Hioki vacates Shooto World Title

Report: Hatsu Hioki relinquishes Shooto Belt, Paves way for UFC debut-HeadkickLegend

 

HeadKickLegend reports that Hatsu Hioki has relinquished his Shooto Lightweight Title and with Sengoku now six feet under the last major roadblock to his signing with the UFC has been cleared. Widely regarded as the No2 featherweight in the world Hioki will bring an interesting challenge to the UFC's featherweight division.However with Kenny Florian next in line for a title shot should he defeat Diego Nunes and Chad Mendes also in contention it may be some time before Aldo and Hioki meet.

In terms of potential matchups in the interim the winner of Griffin/Gamburyan, Stevenson/Vasquez, Rafael Assuncao or a rematch with Michihiro Omigawa would all provide interesting matchups for Hioki.

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