Tom DeBlass has been a fighter known for stepping up to tough challenges.

Whether it was at light heavyweight or even heavyweight, DeBlass has always been willing to run right at the toughest obstacles, even for his UFC debut.

When the UFC came calling and asking DeBlass to step in on just a week’s notice to face Cyrille Diabate at UFC on Fuel 2 in April, he gladly accepted. While he did come up short in his debut, DeBlass still showed a lot of heart and skill even in defeat.

Well now DeBlass’ toughness is going to succumb to what’s best for him.

The Ricardo Almeida black belt has decided to drop down to the middleweight division for his next fight in the UFC.

“After being asked by everyone who is close to me time and time again, it’s official. My next fight will be at 185lbs,” DeBlass wrote on Twitter on Tuesday.

The New Jersey based fighter hasn’t been booked yet for his next bout in the Octagon, but when he does it will be as a middleweight.

Prior to his loss to Diabate in Sweden, DeBlass was 7-0 as a professional fighter including four wins by submission or TKO.

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