Undefeated heavyweight prospect Rolles Gracie has signed with the UFC and is expected to make his Octagon debut against Mustapha Al-Turk at UFC 109 on February 6 in Las Vegas, according to MMA Weekly.
Gracie (3-0), a 2nd degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt from the legendary Gracie family, is a one-time IFL fighter who’s improved to 3-0 in 2009 with back-to-back wins in Art of War in China, including a first-round submission of Peter Graham last month.
Al-Turk (6-5), a former Cage Rage heavyweight title-holder, has lost both of his UFC bouts, suffering first-round knockouts at the hands of Cheick Kongo in December and Mirko “Cro Cop” in June, though his latest loss was marred by a accidental eye poke that went unnoticed and setup the finish.
UFC 109 is expected to include Matt Hughes and Matt Serra squaring off against opponents to-be-determined, with the pay-per-view event also likely to feature Demian Maia vs. Dan Miller.
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