UFC veteran Phil Baroni has signed a contract with Xtreme MMA in Quebec, Canada to headline their upcoming card XMMA 7 on February 27 in Montreal, Quebec.
According to reports on CagePlay.com, Baroni’s XMMA debut will come against welterweight prospect Guillaume de Lorenzi.
Baroni, a native of Long Island, New York, made the drop to welterweight earlier this year and has since gone 3-0 with victories over Scott Jansen, Ron Verdadero, and Olaf Alfonso.
De Lorenzi possesses an unblemished mixed martial arts record of 5-0. de Lorenzi, a heavy handed striker, holds stoppage victories over Nordine Taleb, Iraj Hadin, Keith Perrigon, Jay Jenkins, and Jason Motard.
Since the collapse of TKO Championship Fighting in October, XMMA has filled the void in the Canadian market by signing notable names including Baroni, Christine “Cyborg” Santos, David Loiseau, among others.
XMMA 7 will also feature a light heavyweight bout between The Ultimate Fighter alumni Ryan Jimmo and Mike Nickels.
Since appearing on TUF, Jimmo has secured victories over Chris Fontaine, Jesse Forbes, and Rick Roufus.