Former UFC champion Frank Mir has a new role: promoter with ACB.

The current Bellator fighter was confirmed in a recent press release for the Russian promotion. ACB now reaches into the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Australia and Germany.

“I know they are keen to break into the American market and I’m down for doing less travel so I asked if they were interested in coming to America, then I could be a contact in the US that could promote the events for them which they were very open to,” Mir said. “I actually approached them.”

Mir will be promoting shows in the U.S., along with the United Kingdom and Australia. He will work with Bryan Lacey and Carl Prince.

“I will be co-promoting them with Carl Prince and my ACB broadcast partner Bryan Lacey. Carl has promoted over 70 events across the UK and has matched all the UK ACB cards so far,” Mir said.

Mir will make his debut with Bellator in April when he takes on Fedor Emelianenko as part of the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix.