Thomas Almeida got what he wanted.

The Chute Boxe bantamweight told MMAFighting.com last week that he wanted to knock Caio Machado out to win the Legacy FC 135-pound title and sign with the UFC, and that’s exactly what happened.

According to sources close to the situation, he signed a deal with the UFC on Tuesday. MMA Premium first reported the news.

Almeida stopped Machado with 33 seconds left in the first round to win the Legacy FC gold, improving to 17-0 in MMA with 17 finishes. He got past the first round twice in his career.

Almeida, who started his MMA career in May of 2011, enters the UFC bantamweight division following 13 knockouts and four submissions victories. In his three fights under the Legacy FC banner, "Thominhas" finished Cody Williams, George Pacurariu and Caio Machado, all via KO or TKO.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.
From Around the Web

Related News

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman signs with Paradigm Sports Management

  • 20 days ago
  • 9 views

The UFC's middleweight champion has a new management team. Chris Weidman has signed with Paradigm Sports Management for full-service representation, Weidman told MMAFighting.com. Within MMA, Paradigm read news >>

Champ Carla Esparza: I hope Joanna Jedrzejczyk thinks I'm scared

  • 15 days ago
  • 5 views

UFC women’s strawweight camp Carla Esparza told MMAjunkie she didn’t need to go online to hear what her upcoming opponent was saying about her – she got it firsthand.Filed under: Featured Videos, New read news >>

UFC signs Jungle Fight champ Elizeu Zaleski as ‘plan B’ for Erick Silva vs. Josh Koscheck

  • 13 days ago
  • 5 views

The UFC didn’t officially announce Josh Koscheck as Erick Silva’s new opponent at UFC Fight Night 62, and there’s a reason for that. Koscheck, who agreed to step in on short notice and replace injure read news >>

Bellator signs three female fighters including UFC veteran Alexis Dufresne

  • 10 days ago
  • 0 views

Roberta "Crusher" Paim, Alexis "Sneaky Zebra" Dufresne, and Iony Razafiarison join the Bellator MMA roster. Bellator MMA is making another move to establish that it's serious about women's mixed mart read news >>

Brock Lesnar shuts door on MMA return, re-signs with WWE

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 views

Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar says that he has elected not to return to the sport of MMA, and has re-signed with the WWE. UFC fans aren't going to like this bit of news - Brock Lesnar read news >>

Brock Lesnar signs new WWE deal, says his MMA career is over for good

  • 2 days ago
  • 31 views

Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar signed a new contract Monday night with World Wrestling Entertainment, and said he was closing the book on mixed martial arts for good.Sources in WWE had read news >>

So long, MMA – Brock Lesnar re-signs with WWE: 'My legacy in the octagon is over'

  • 2 days ago
  • 2 views

Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar has signed a new WWE contract, thus ending speculation about a potential return to MMA.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

'Happy' Brock Lesnar rules out UFC return, re-signs with WWE ahead of WrestleMania 31

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 views

Vince McMahon showed him the money! Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight champion, Brock Lesnar, will not return to the Octagon, signing a contract extension with World Wrestling E read news >>

Dana White on Brock Lesnar’s Decision to Sign with WWE: ‘I’m Happy for Him’

  • 2 days ago
  • 8 views

UFC President Dana White on Tuesday told At The Buzzer that he was informed about Lesnar's decision hours earlier, and explained that he's happy with the now-retired fighter's decision. read news >>