Bantamweight prospect Thomas Almeida's body shot win at Legacy FC 32 punched his ticket to the UFC. | Keith Mills/Sherdog.com


Recently crowned Legacy Fighting Championships bantamweight king Thomas Almeida is taking his talents to the Octagon.

Sherdog.com confirmed with Legacy FC promoter Mick Maynard on Wednesday that the Brazilian prospect has signed a contract with the UFC. A date for his debut with the Las Vegas-based promotion has yet to be determined.

The 22-year-old Almeida captured Legacy’s vacant 135-pound belt with a resounding victory over countryman Caio Machado at Horseshoe Bossier City Hotel and Casino in Bossier City, La., this past Friday night. A left hook to the liver dropped Machado, and Almeida ended it at the 4:17 mark of the opening stanza with a few follow-up punches on the ground.

The Chute Boxe product heads to the UFC with a perfect mark in 17 professional appearances. “Thominhas” has finished all of his victims inside the distance – 13 via knockout and four by way of submission. Only two of those opponents have seen a second round against Almeida.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Bellator inks 3-time NCAA Division II champ Romero Cotton, who eyes 2017 debut

  • 29 days ago
  • 7 views

Bellator continues to beef up his its roster of amateur-wrestling standouts.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

Frankie Edgar responds to Conor McGregor's criticism he wasn't good enough to headline UFC 205

  • 27 days ago
  • 91 views

NEW YORK – Conor McGregor recently said he would have been fighting Frankie Edgar in the UFC 205 headliner had Edgar not lost to Jose Aldo at UFC 200 earlier this year. “The Answer” heard those comme read news >>

Legacy FC 62 results: Rafael Lovato Jr. takes Cortez Coleman's arm to retain middleweight title

  • 25 days ago
  • 24 views

As one of the most decorated Rafael Lovato Jr. wanting the fight on the ground against Cortez Coleman. However, the middleweight champ had no trouble unleashing his strikes at Legacy FC 62.Filed unde read news >>

An Academic Analysis of Joanna Jedrzejczyk's Trash Talk | FIGHTLAND

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 views

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC Reigning UFC Women's Strawweight Champion Joanna "Champion" Jedrzejczyk recently told us that she doesn't like trash talk and doesn't engage in it. And perhaps that's read news >>

Legacy FC 62 highlights: How much did this eye-poke affect the headlining title fight?

  • 25 days ago
  • 33 views

Few things can affect a fight like an accidental eye-poke, as we learned in Friday’s Legacy FC 62 headliner.Filed under: AXS TV Fights, Featured Videos, News, Videos read news >>

Legacy FC 62 Results & Highlights: Rafael Lovato Jr. Secures Armbar to Retain Title | MMAWeekly.com

  • 25 days ago
  • 13 views

Brazlian Jiu-Jitsu legend Rafael Lovato Jr. caught Cortez Coleman in an armbar to force the submission and retain his championship at Legacy FC 62. read news >>

Khabib Nurmagomedov Decimates Michael Johnson (UFC 205 Results) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 24 days ago
  • 19 views

Second-ranked lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov extended his unbeaten streak to 24 fights on Saturday when he decimated sixth-ranked Michael Johnson at UFC 205. read news >>

Eddie Alvarez on UFC 205 title loss: 'Fighting the way I did was a for sure death sentence'

  • 22 days ago
  • 25 views

Recently dethroned UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez continues to mourn his loss to two-division champ Conor McGregor in this past Saturday’s UFC 205 headliner.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Carrington Banks Plans to 'Put Offense on Jake Roberts' at Bellator 165 | MMAWeekly.com

  • 18 days ago
  • 6 views

Unbeaten lightweight Carrington Banks takes on fellow undefeated fighter Jake Roberts at Bellator 165 at the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif. read news >>

UFC Fight Night 100 results: Thomas Almeida crushes Albert Morales for second-round TKO

  • 17 days ago
  • 9 views

SAO PAULO – Thomas Almeida had little to gain and much to lose in his battle with Albert Morales, so he settled for the best possible outcome: a thrilling TKO victory.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>