English heavyweight Neil Grove has inked a four-fight deal with the UFC, according to a report from Fighters Only.
Grove, who holds a 7-1 record as a pro, is a Cage Rage veteran who emerged as a heavyweight contender in the promotion before it recently closed down. His lone loss was a majority decision defeat to Rob Broughton earlier this year, while all seven of his victories have come via knockout, including a 10-second of heavily favored James Thompson last year.
Grove is expected to make his octagon debut at UFC 95 in London, and although an opponent has not been confirmed Grove is eying a matchup with Mostapha Al-Turk, who he was scheduled to fight for the heavyweight title in Cage Rage before the promotion ceased promoting events after it’s parent company, ProElite, closed its doors. An immediate matchup with Al-Turk may be unlikely, however, as he’ll need to get past Cheick Kongo at UFC 92 with next to no damage to be prepared for a February bout.