Nunes’ inconsistency in the Octagon cost him his job but the 30-year old featherweight impressed in the eight-sided cave on more than one occasion. Among his triumphs in the UFC are those over Bart Palaszewski, Raphael Assuncao, Mike Brown, and Manny Gamburyan. It’s an impressive resume to say the least, and the Nova Uniao product has a chance to show off his skills right away thanks to headlining fight with Patricio Freire this Friday night at Bellator 99.
The UFC has been trimming the fat for years and Bellator is finally picking up some scraps as a result, both figuratively and literally. While many of the UFC veterans let go have their best days behind them, a few are arguably entering their primes, and in all cases the additions have bolstered a promotion looking to further cement the Bellator brand in the coming months. Better yet, fans can get their first taste of the new crop of UFC comptietors with ties to the UFC starting this Friday night at Bellator 99 thanks to the recent debut of Season 9. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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