Dana White Signs Two Fighters From Fury FC 53, Joseph Holmes And Trey Ogden

Joseph Holmes
Joseph Holmes Credit: Bellator MMA

Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White was looking for a fight at Fury FC 53, and he got one and then some— signing two winners to the UFC.

Iridium Sports Agency CEO Jason House announced on his Instagram on Sunday that Joseph Holmes and Trey Ogden had been signed to the UFC following their wins at the event, which hosted White as he filmed as episode of Lookin’ for a Fight.

“Another two clients signed to the UFC tonight! So proud of @UglyManJoe and @Marathon_MMA. They’ve been through so much adversity and always stayed the course. Love you, boys,” House wrote.

Holmes (7-1) knocked out Jhonoven Pati in under three minutes on Sunday. Holmes competed on this season of Dana White’s Contender Series where he submitted Shonte Barnes in the second round. He wasn’t given a contract and instead asked him to compete in front of him again for his Lookin’ For a Fight show. He accepted and won again. Holmes is riding a six-fight win streak and has not lost since his professional debut.

Ogden (15-4) competed in the main event of Fury FC 53, where he put JJ Okanovich to sleep in the second round via arm-triangle. Ogden has been grinding away on the regional scene for the last few years, but he can now call himself a UFC fighter. He is riding a three-fight win streak.

Another notable fight on the card was Jose Johnson vs. Mo Miller. Both men have competed in front of the UFC President before. Johnson handed Miller his first professional loss but unfortunately was not signed by White.