Timothy Johnson signs with Bellator MMA

After seven fights inside the Octagon, Timothy Johnson (12-4-0) has parted ways with the UFC. He is now part of the Bellator MMA heavyweight division. He officially signed with Bellator late last week, with the announcement made by fighter management company SuckerPunch Entertainment.

Johnson is coming of a unanimous decision win over Marcelo Golm (6-1-0) in February. His current UFC record is 4-3. Five of his bouts went the distance, including a split decision defeat to Alexander Volkov (30-6). His only stoppage loss was a first-round TKO to Junior Albini (14-3).

After the Golm fight, the UFC waived his standard exclusive 90-day negotiating period, opening the door for him to sign with Bellator less than two months later. It is not yet known when Johnson will make his Bellator debut, or if he’ll be a possible alternate for the ongoing Bellator heavyweight Grand Prix tournament.

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