Japanese featherweight star Michihiro Omigawa is set to make a return to the UFC according to a new report from Ariel Helwani.

Omigawa, a seasoned veteran of Japanese promotions like PRIDE, Deep, DREAM and Sengoku has also fought twice for the UFC in 2007-2008, but lost out on both occasions to Matt Wiman and Thiago Tavares.

Since that time Omigawa has reinvented himself as a featherweight fighter, going 8-2-1, including his current five fight winning streak to secure his place as a top 10 fighter in the divisional rankings.

With the WEC’s featherweight division set to merge into the UFC the timing is now perfect for the 34 year-old’s return, and he is now expected to face rising star Chad Mendes in his first fight in February / March of next year.

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