Former WEC middleweight champion Paulo Filho will return to the United States in 2013 after signing a multi-fight deal with World Series of Fighting.

World Series of Fighting Executive Vice President and matchmaker Ali Abdel-Aziz confirmed the signing to MMAWeekly.com on Thursday.

Ranked atop the middleweight division for years, Paulo Filho fell from grace after a loss to Chael Sonnen in his final fight in the WEC in 2008.

Since that time Filho has battled with his own personal demons that put him through more trials and tribulations than any MMA fight. At one point he even considered retirement, but ultimately put that on the back burner and got back in the cage to compete.

After a year away from competition, Filho returned in September and defeated former Pride fighter Murilo “Ninja” Rua, and now signs on with World Series of Fighting and is expected to debut in early 2013.

No opponent has been named for Filho’s debut, but he is expected to fight at the next World Series of Fighting card currently rumored for February.

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