Stash Capar of The Fight Network is reporting that the UFC has signed French fighter David Baron to a contract.
Capar is quoting a member of Baron’s camp as the source for the story.
Baron once fought for PRIDE, losing to Takanori Gomi via rear naked choke at 7:10 of round 1 during PRIDE’s Bushido 12 in August of 2006. He also holds a win over recent UFC signing, British welterweight Dan Hardy.
However, it was likely Baron’s upset win over Hayato Sakurai during a Shooto event in Japan last month that earned him a spot with the UFC. In that fight, Baron submitted Sakurai with a rear naked choke at 4:50 of round 1.
There is no word as to when Baron will make his UFC debut or against whom.