With Bellator making headlines with their recent signings, the UFC has been able to make a major signing also. It has been announced that the UFC has signed former World Series of Fighting (WSOF) bantamweight champion, Marlon Moraes (#9). It was also announced that Moraes will make his promotional debut at UFC 212 on June 3rd in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil when he takes on Raphael Assuncao (#4).
Moraes, who is on a thirteen fight winning streak, recently vacated the WSOF bantamweight title when he became a free agent.
Assuncao enters the contest winning eight of his last nine contest, including a decision win over Aljamain Sterling in his last outing.