Dave Branch signs with UFC
Former two-division World Series of Fighting champion Dave Branch has announced on Twitter that he has signed with the UFC. Branch left WSOF and vacated his titles earlier this month during an appearance on “The MMA Hour.”
Branch won the WSOF inaugural middleweight title in a four-man tournament. He defeated Danillo Villefort and Jesse Taylor to claim the belt. He then defended it three times over Yushin Okami, Clifford Starks and Louis Taylor before leaving the promotion.
He also claimed the promotion’s inaugural light heavyweight title in a four-man tournament. He defeated Jesse McElligott and Teddy Holder. His only title defense came over ADCC champion Vinny Magalhaes at WSOF 33.
This will be Branch’s second stint in the UFC. He first signed with the promotion back in 2010. During that run, he went 2-2 with victories over Tomasz Drwal and Rich Attonito and losses coming against Gerald Harris and Rousimar Palhares.
On Twitter, Branch said, “I want to thank my fans for all of the amazing support you guys have given me on twitter this AM I’m happy to be back home.”