Four years after being part of the final The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil season, Bruno Silva has finally inked a deal with the UFC.
Silva, known as “Bulldog” in Brazil, signed with the UFC in the first days of 2019, he confirmed to MMA Fighting after this training partner Henry Cejudo, UFC’s flyweight champion, posted on his social media.
Yesterday was a very emotional day as my training partner @bbulldoguinho was officially signed to the #UFC. This young man has a incredible story on how he made it to America let alone the @ufc. Congrats Bruno I am super proud to have met you and can’t wait to see you shine. pic.twitter.com/te35jVczij— Henry Cejudo (@HenryCejudo) January 28, 2019
Silva, 11-3-1 as a professional fighter, will compete as a bantamweight inside the Octagon. The promotion has yet to book his debut.
In 2015, Silva made into the TUF Brazil 4 house after a scoring a TKO win over Gustavo Sedorio, but ended up losing to bantamweight runner-up Dileno Lopes in a quarterfinal bout.
“Bulldog” went 3-1-1 since competing on UFC’s reality show.