Former WEC welterweight Danillo Villefort has signed a six fight contract with the UFC and he’s the latest fighter to be acquired by the UFC from the WEC’s now-dissolved welterweight division. No word on when Villefort’s UFC debut will be.
Villefort is currently riding high on a five fight win streak; his last win came over Mike Campbell at WEC 38. Villefort sports a 9-2 MMA record and he also holds a notable victory over UFC middleweight prospect Mike Massenzio at an IFL event last May.
Danillo Villefort had this to say about his signing with the UFC: “I’m pretty happy and I’ve just signed a six fight deal,” the American top team black belt confirmed. “My dad is here (in Florida) and I just told him and he’s so happy. I just want to fight now and represent my team and my family.”
Villefort continues “(Competing in the UFC) is not just a dream, it’s the dream,” said Villefort. “My first exposure to the UFC was when Vitor Belfort fought (in the organization) a long time ago. Since that time I’ve had the dream and now that dream is coming true.”