French fighter David Baron, who submitted Hayato “Mach” Sakurai in his last bout in May, has signed with the UFC according to The Fight Network.
Baron (15-2) submitted Sakurai (32-8-2) via first round guillotine choke at a May Shooto event. Sakurai had won five-straight bouts and nine of his last ten and had lost just one previous bout via submission.
Details of his UFC debut were not disclosed.
Baron has won his last five-straight bouts and holds notable wins over Dan Hardy, another recent UFC signee, and Abdul Mohammed. His two losses came against notables Per Eklund and Takanori Gomi.