Bahadurzada announced the move via Twitter
“Long before becoming a champion, you should train and act like a champion. Once you get the champions attitude, the belt will be the reward!
I signed with the UFC!!!! I’m very excited to be a part of the UFC and test my skills with the crème de la crème of MMA. I wanna thank the UFC and [UFC President] Dana White for this opportunity. I will shake up the [welterweight] division!!! Also special thanks to my team Golden Glory!
Thank you all so much for the support and all the great and motivational tweets! I strongly believe my time has come!”
Siyar’s main skillset is his strong Muay Thai but he has trained with Mark Munoz and others to round out his game over the years. In Siyar’s last sixteen fights he last lost only twice, both by submission to Jorge Santiago and Kazuo Misaki, with the last loss being to Santiago three years ago at Sengoku’s 2008 Middleweight Grand Prix semifinal.
No opponent or event has been named for Bahadurzada’s Octagon debut at this time.