It has been over seven years since the last time Tom DeBlass competed in a professional MMA fighter, but when he does return, it will come in One Championship competition.
That's because Bloody Elbow is reporting that the UFC and Bellator MMA veteran has signed a multi-fight deal with the promotion, but the length of the contract and any financial numbers associated with the deal weren’t revealed at this time.
DeBlass (9-2-0) went winless during his time in the UFC, dropping bouts to the duo of Riki Fukuda and Cyrille Diabate. DeBlass also competed twice in Bellator MMA, picking up wins over Carlos Brooks and Jason Lambert. DeBlass was supposed to fight King Mo at Bellator 131 in 2014, but suffered a brutal cut over his eye and the bout was canned, which led to DeBlass retiring a short time later. DeBlass has picked up nine wins as a professional MMA fighter and four of them came by way of KO/TKO.
There is no word yet on when DeBlass will make his promotional debut or whom that bout will come against.