Former UFC Featherweight Diego Nunes Signs Deal With Bellator
, at one time ranked among the top 10 featherweights in
the world, has recently signed a contract to compete for Bellator
MMAFighting.com first reported the deal, and promotion
officials confirmed the signing to Sherdog.com on Monday. No date
has been confirmed for Nunes’ Bellator debut.
The 30-year-old Brazilian completed a 3-3 stint in the Octagon this
past January, dropping a unanimous decision to Nik Lentz at
UFC on FX 7. Nunes earned victories against Mike Thomas
Gamburyan and Bart
Palaszewski during his tenure with the Las Vegas-based
promotion. “The Gun” appeared to be on the brink of a title
contention prior to UFC 131, but lost a decision to Kenny
Florian in the evening’s co-main event.
Since signing with Zuffa, all 11 of Nunes’ bouts have gone the
distance, including five with the now-defunct WEC. The X-Gym
representative has never been finished in 22 professional
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