Cage Warriors champion Jack Shore has officially joined the UFC’s bantamweight division.
On Tuesday afternoon, Cage Warriors president Graham Boylan took to Instagram to announce his champion had put pen to paper with the Las Vegas-based fight promotion.
In terms of competition, Shore (11-0) has yet to taste defeat in his professional career. In his most recent outing, fans saw “Tank” sucessfully defend his 135-pound title with a second-round submission over Scott Malone in April. Prior to this, the Welshman won the vacant title with a third-round TKO over Mike Ekundayo in December.
“It’s been a long time coming and all the hard work has paid off,” Shore told MMAFighting. “I’m grateful for the opportunity and can’t wait to show that I can hang with the best guys in the world. Thanks to my family, friends, sponsors, coaches and teammates at Tillery Combat, and my manager Graham Boylan.”
Shore joins the ranks of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping, Gegard Mousasi, Jack Marshman, Martin Kampmann, Dan Hardy, Rose Sexton, Antonio Silva and Dennis Siver as former Cage Warriors champions to make the jump to the UFC.