Despite being in the midst of a series of cuts from its fighter roster, the Ultimate Fighting Championship is still signing new fighters to its roster. The latest is heavyweight Todd Duffee, an undefeated heavyweight prospect who trains out of American Top Team in Florida.
The web site InTheGuard.TV was the first to report the signing and FiveOuncesOfPain.com has since confirmed the news with a source close to Duffee.
A debut date and first opponent for Duffee has not yet been determined.
Duffee is 4-0 and made his pro mixed martial arts debut at an International Sport Combat Federation event in June of 2007. Facing Mike Walbright, Duffee was able to walk away victorious following a first round TKO.
His second bout took place in December of that same year at a Crazy Horse Fights event where he was able to record another first round TKO just 3:22 into the fight against John Rupert Mark.
For his third fight, Duffee took a step up in competition this past August against former Sportfight veteran Josh Bennett. Bennett proved to be no match for Duffee, as he was knocked out just 1:25 into the fight.
Duffee then traveled down to Brazil this past September to compete for the Jungle Fight promotion against former UFC veteran Assuerio Silva. For the first time in his career, Duffee was taken into the second round but he was able to finish the fight just 1:17 into the round after TKO’ing Silva with punches.