England’s own Danny Mitchell is set to make his UFC debut in 2014.
Five years after his professional MMA debut, Mitchell has signed a deal with the UFC and is set to enter the Octagon for the first time on March 8 at The O2 Arena in London, England, in a welterweight bout against Igor Araujo.
Sources close to the situation revealed the news to MMAFighting.com on Monday.
Mitchell (14-4-1) enters the cage following a second-round submission victory over UFC veteran Besam Yousef at Superior Challenge in Sweden. Coming off back-to-back stoppage wins, Mitchell has suffered losses to Kendall Grove and Gunnar Nelson.
Araujo (24-6, 1 no-contest) earned a chance in the UFC after competing at TUF 16. The Brazilian was initially released from the promotion after the TV show, but re-signed to take on Ildemar Alcantara at UFC Fight Night 29 in Brazil. Araujo, who won 13 of his last 14 bouts, defeated "Marajo" by decision.