It has recently emerged that top UK mixed martial arts prospect Tom Breese (7-0) has signed a deal with the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
After almost two years on the sidelines due to a career threatening injury, Breese made his triumphant return to MMA last November at Cage Warriors 74, defeating Thibaud Larchet by third round rear naked choke.
However, since MMA Plus exclusively revealed that the Birmingham had been granted his release from Cage Warriors, close sources have confirmed that prior to his UFC singing, the undefeated Birmingham welterweight had been courted by a number of major promotions in Europe, North America and Asia before making his final decision to sign with the world’s leading MMA promotion.
The 23-year old who now fights out of the famed Tristair gym in Montreal, Canada spoke exclusively to MMA Plus just moments after the news broke of his signing:
“Just wanted to thank my team Tristar, especially Eric Okeefe and Firas Zahabi. I’ve always known I would be a UFC fighter my goals are much higher but I take it on fight at a time. Just focus on improving. I’m just happy to be where I belong amongst the best fighters in the world.”
Bresse is joined by former Cage Warriors champion and fellow undefeated welterweight Nicholas Dalby (13-0) who defeated Norway’s Mohsen Bahari (8-3) at Cage Warriors 74 which was held at London’s Copper Box arena last November.
Breese is expected to debut in the promotion before September this year, however it is not yet known when the two undefeated prospects will make their UFC debuts but MMA Plus will keep you updated as these stories develop.