Mike Ricci is expected to make his WSOF debut in November. | Keith Mills/Sherdog.com
“The Ultimate Fighter 16” finalist Mike Ricci has signed with World Series of Fighting.
The Las Vegas-based promotion confirmed the deal Tuesday following an initial report from MMAFighting.com. The 29-year-old lightweight is likely to make his WSOF debut in November.
Ricci joins WSOF on the heels of a two-fight winning streak in Titan Fighting Championship. The Canadian earned triumphs over Jorge Gurgel and George Sotiropoulos in Titan FC but has not competed since August 2014. A scheduled title clash with Yoshiyuki Yoshida at Titan FC 31 was canceled when Yoshida withdrew after Ricci failed to make weight, and Ricci pulled out of another championship bout against Pat Healy last month due to injury.
Prior to that, Ricci went 1-2 during a brief stint in the UFC. “The Martian” fell to Colton Smith at the “TUF 16” finale before earning his lone Octagon triumph over Colin Fletcher at UFC 158. Ricci’s final appearance with the organization came at UFC 165, where he dropped a split decision to Myles Jury.