World Series of Fighting has signed undefeated middleweight prospect Phil Hawes.
WSOF President Ray Sefo announced the roster addition in his "Executive Action” column on Thursday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“Hardcore fight fans will know the man’s name, but soon I think everyone will,” Sefo wrote. “…Powerful and quick and visibly improving every day, getting fights has proven difficult for Phil. But by signing with World Series of Fighting, we can promise him fights against stiff competition as he looks to work his way up the ranks.”
Hawes, 27, suffered something of an upset defeat in the opening round of “The Ultimate Fighter 23,” as he dropped a unanimous decision to Resurrection Fighting Alliance veteran Andrew Sanchez.
Hawes is unbeaten in his three official professional appearances, finishing each of his opponents within two rounds. However, he has not competed since October 2014.