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Former NCAA wrestling champion and MMA prospect Bubba Jenkins has signed a long-term promotional agreement with Bellator.

The Viacom-owned promotion announced the signing on Friday, stating that Jenkins would be given a number of fights before being thrown into a championship tournament.

Bubba Jenkins is MMA’s top young prospect, and we have the optimal developmental program to maximize that talent,” Bellator CEO and Chairman Bjorn Rebney said in the official release. “Our mission is to sign and develop the world’s best fighters. Bubba’s development will be strategic and disciplined, taking all appropriate preliminary steps prior to his facing the rigors of the toughest tournament in sports.”

Jenkins, 25, won his NCAA wrestling title in 2011 as an Arizona State Sun Devil while competing at 157 pounds. "The Highlight Kid" made his MMA debut roughly 18 months ago and as thus far been perfect as a professional, rattling off three straight victories. Jenkins most recently competed in June 2012 under the Resurrection Fighting Alliance banner, finishing Jesus Adame with a rear-naked choke in just 68 seconds.

“After sitting down with Bjorn, I really felt comfortable with the opportunity laid out for me, and this is where I want to be,” Jenkins said. “Bellator is doing a lot of great things right now and I want to be a part of it. I’m not here to step on any toes. I’m here to develop as an elite fighter, get my shot in the tournament and eventually compete for a world championship.”

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