Bellator Fighting Championships’ two-time competitor and undefeated middleweight fighter Dave Branch signed a four-fight deal with the UFC. His coach Renzo Gracie and current UFC fighter, reported the news earlier today.
Both Gracie and Branch were unavailable for further comment.
Branch, a native to New York, has studied BJJ for almost 10 years with Renzo Gracie. He went pro in 2007 and has posted a 6-0 record since. All six are by stoppage victories, with three via knockout and three via submission. In his most recent fight he took down Derrick Mehman with a second-round rear-naked choke at Bellator.15 earlier this year. Branch has also competed and won many BJJ titles in competitions all over the US.