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.