BAMMA champion Tom Watson has joined the UFC.
The British middleweight's BAMMA contract expired in March and that allowed to answer the UFC call-up, with his debut likely to take place on the card in Nottingham this September.
Watson rides a three-fight win streak into the UFC with victories over Alex Reid, Murilo ‘Ninja’ Rua and Jack Marshman.
He also holds victories over John Maguire - of ‘gypsy jiu jitsu’ fame - and the eccentric but talented Matt Horwich.
Watson, who has a professional record of 15-4, is based in England but is part of Greg Jackson’s team and conducts his training camps in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Watson's signing has not been officially announced or confirmed by the UFC.