Report: UFC Inks David Baron


David Baron throws a left jab at Takanori Gomi. Photo property of PRIDE FC Worldwide.

Fresh off his biggest career win last month, French veteran David Baron has reportedly signed a deal to compete inside the confines of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

The news comes from Stash Capar of The Fight Network, who reports that a source within Baron’s camp has confirmed the signing.

Baron recently submitted former UFC and PRIDE title challenger Hayato “Mach” Sakurai at Shooto’s “Road to 20th Anniversary” show on May 3rd. Baron secured a guillotine choke just short of five minutes into the first round, forcing Sakurai to tap out and handing Baron his fifth consecutive victory.

Baron, who is mostly known for his loss to Takanori Gomi at PRIDE Bushido 12 in the summer of 2006, also holds a pair career victories over fellow new UFC signee Dan Hardy, Baron’s other lone career loss came at the hands of current UFC lightweight Per Eklund at a European Vale Tudo two years ago.

No word on when Baron will be making his debut with the organization.

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