A new threat is making his way to the UFC Bantamweight Division as Bruno Silva has apparently signed a multi-fight deal with the promotion.
UFC Flyweight Champion Henry Cejudo revealed the news via Twitter:
Yesterday was a very emotional day as my training partner @bbulldoguinho was officially signed to the #UFC. This young man has a incredible story on how he made it to America let alone the @ufc. Congrats Bruno I am super proud to have met you and can’t wait to see you shine. pic.twitter.com/te35jVczij— Henry Cejudo (@HenryCejudo) January 28, 2019
Silva holds a professional MMA record of 10-3-2 and he will enter the promotion while in the midst of a two fight winning streak. Silva also competed on the UFC Ultimate Fighter Brazil 4, making it to the quarterfinals of the reality show before losing to Dileno Lopes. Silva has spent the majority of his professional MMA career competing in the country of Brazil, with the exception of a stateside appearance at Legacy Fighting Alliance 11 in May of 2017.
There is no word yet on when Silva will make his promotional debut or whom that opponent is going to be when it happens.