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UFC Signs Heavyweight Prospect From EFC AFRICA

UFC Signs Heavyweight Prospect From EFC AFRICA

The UFC has signed Ruan Potts, the EFC AFRICA heavyweight champion.

The promotion confirmed reports of the signing on Monday.

“This is a great opportunity and we look forward to seeing Ruan competing with some of the best athletes from around the world,” EFC AFRICA president Cairo Howarth said. “We’ve been in talks with the UFC for quite some time and are happy to have come to this agreement with them.”

Potts, nicknamed “Fangzz,” has signed a six-fight deal. He is expected to debut in April.

“There is amazing talent here at EFC AFRICA, and I have improved so much as an athlete over these past three years,” Potts said. “Now, I’m looking forward to putting my skills up against other world-class UFC opponents.”

Potts (8-1) will vacate his title. He has won three straight fights, all via first round submission.