Timothy Elliott Inks Official Contract With The UFC
By MATT MOLGAARD
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer
Rising flyweight star Timothy Elliott has officially inked a deal with the world’s largest fight promotion, the fan favorite, UFC.
Grindhouse MMA, Elliott’s base camp, broke the news officially.
The Kansas City representative made his professional debut in 2009, coming up short of victory against Jerod Spoon, who battled the youngster to a draw. Two consecutive defeats followed for Elliott, who has since righted the ship, picking up eight straight wins on the regional circuit.
A big knockout over former UFC champion Jens Pulver last December earned him some serious notoriety, and a quick brabo choke over another seasoned veteran in Josh Rave followed just three months later. Fans have taken serious notice since these impressive showings, and so has the UFC apparently.
Contract details have not been divulged, and a debut date and opponent have yet to be announced.
With things heating up in the UFC’s 125 pound division, Elliott has climbed aboard at the perfect time. A divisional champion has yet to be determined, with Joseph Benavidez, Ian McCall and Demetrius Johnson all standing at the front of the line. Beyond these three top contenders however, the field is wide open, and ripe for the picking.
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