A new threat is apparently making his way to the UFC Light Heavyweight Division as Jon Allan has signed a multi-fight deal with the promotion.
It was Allan who made the announcement via Instagram:
Salve time ! Hoje quero dividir com vocês a realização de mais um sonho. Eu lutei, eu trabalhei , eu sonhei e hoje eu conquistei... EU ESTOU DENTRO DO MAIOR EVENTO DE MMA DO MUNDO, UFC ! Eu não consigo expressar minha felicidade nesse momento, só me resta agradecer a todos que me ajudaram e acreditaram em mim, minha família, meus amigos, principalmente minha equipe , @edmonstro7 e @dyego_roberto_ essa conquista não é minha, essa conquista é NOSSA! Vou seguir minha caminhada do mesmo jeito, buscando evolução, dando sempre o melhor de mim! Mais uma vez obrigado a todos pela torcida ...EU CONSEGUI! A CAÇADA CONTINUA! HEEEEY
Here is a translation of what Allan wrote, provided by Google Translate:
“Today I want to share with you the realization of another dream. I fought, I worked, I dreamed and today I conquered ...(I.e. I'M WITHIN THE WORLD'S LARGEST MMA EVENT, UFC! (I.e. I can not express my happiness at this moment, I just have to thank all those who helped me and believed in me, my family, my friends, especially my team, @ edmonstro7 and @dyego_roberto_ this achievement is not mine, this achievement is OURS! (I.e. I will follow my walk in the same way, seeking evolution, always giving the best of me! Once again thank you all for the fans ... I GOT IT! (I.e. THE HUNTING CONTINUES! HEEEEY”
Allan (13-5-0) will enter the promotion having won five of his last six bouts, with that latest win coming last month at the Future MMA 6 card. Allan competed on Dana White’s Contender Series Brazil Episode 3, suffering a second round submission loss to Vinicius Moreira. Allan has competed eighteen times as a professional MMA fighter and just two of those bouts went the distance.
There is no word yet on when Allan will make his promotional debut, but the fighter will enter a weight class currently ruled by UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones.