Undefeated light-heavyweight Jimi Manuwa is joining the UFC.
The UCMMA champion was offered a contract last year but declined at the time because he had been absent from fighting because of injury and wanted to shake off his ring-rust.
But having been approached a second time by the UFC, this time for Septemberâ€™s Nottingham card, he has accepted.
Manuwa brings an 11-0 record and a hard-hitting style in the Octagon with him. Only two of his opponents have made it into the second round and ten have been KOâ€™d or TKOâ€™d. The other was caught in a guillotine.
He signed a multi-fight deal with BAMMA last year but the organisation has agreed to release him from his contract in order to allow him the opportunity of competing in the sportâ€™s premier league.
UFC Nottingham takes place September 29 at the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, England. Tickets are on sale now via the arena website and UFC.com