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UFC Signs Former BAMMA Two-Division Champion Tom Duquesnoy

Tom Duquesnoy (14-1 MMA), who has carried both the BAMMA featherweight and bantamweight championships, announced on his official Facebook page that he has signed with UFC.  The French fighter will likely join the 135-pound division.  He did not give details as to when or where he would make his UFC debut fight.

Duquesnoy is just 23 years old, but he has had 16 professional MMA bouts, winning 14 with one no contest.  His lone loss came at the hands of Makwan Amirkhani by submission in 2013.  Since that loss, Duquesnoy has reeled off eleven straight wins and captured BAMMA gold in the process.  He won and successfully defended both the bantamweight and featherweight championships in that organization during his eleven-fight win streak.  He joins Conor McGregor as the second fighter to sign with UFC after holding two championships in Europe.

Bill Says:  Everything I read on this kid calls him “an exceptional talent,” so it will be interesting to see how he fares in UFC.  Holding two championships is definitely not easy, so the skill set has to be there.  The level of competition will definitely increase though in UFC.


About Bill Wentz (1543 Articles)'s Senior Columnist, writing with the site since 2009 and a lifelong wrestling fan dating all the way back to the early Wrestlemania years. As a strongly opinionated fan, you can get my thoughts regularly on Ring Rap Audio and Around the Ring on Thursdays, as well as in "Wentz's Blog" in print. Look for my live show reports as well for MMA, WWE, ROH, and more. Outside of wrestling, I have a strong obsession with trucks, winning awards statewide with a truck dubbed the "Brahma Bull Edition." Interact with me on Twitter @Bill_SoonerFan or by email at

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