Italian Middleweight Alen Amedovski Signs with UFC

Alen Amedovski signs with the UFC
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Undefeated Italian-Macedonian prospect Alen Amedovski announced today that he has joined the UFC.

There was a time, not so long ago, when the UFC had no Italian athletes on its roster. That time seems gone though, as with the recent signing of Alen Amedovski, the number of fighters from Bel Paese move up to five.

The two-time Bellator veteran just announced through his social media that he signed a deal with the top MMA promotion, writing a long post about chasing his dream and the importance of having his family behind his back. He mentions in the post that he has lived off of five euro per day for food and has slept on the gym mats during his journey to the Octagon.

It must be a great feeling for the Italian-Macedonian fighter to get the long-awaited attention of the Las Vegas-based promotion, especially after going on a three-year hiatus prior to 2019. Last year, though, was a key year for him since he improved his perfect record to 8-0 after a three-fight winning streak including two knockouts under the Bellator banner against SBG’s Will Fleury and French veteran Ibrahim Mané.

The most impressive stat of Amedovski is that he’s needed just about 1,400 seconds to get rid of all the opponents he fought on his path to the UFC.

On a side note, he’s the first Italian fighter signing with Dana White and company with an Italian management team behind him, Italian Top Fighters Management.

However, there is no information on which card he will fight on or who he will fight against, but UFC Prague seems the most obvious option for a European newcomer.