Former UFC title contender Michael McDonald has signed with Bellator MMA.
ESPN first reported the news.
McDonald, 26 years old, was released recently from his contract with the UFC. The 135-pounder is 17-4 overall in his career and fought Renan Barao for the interim bantamweight belt in 2013.
After a two-year hiatus, McDonald returned last year with a win over Masanori Kanehara. He dropped a bout vs. John Lineker in July.