UFC veteran, and The Ultimate Fighter 8 Finalist, Phillipe Nover has inked a deal with Bellator, and will be making his debut this November. The Filipino announced the news on twitter:
Yes it is true! I'm signed to Bellator Fighting Championship and I'll be fighting on November 26th live at Caesars Atlantic City on MTV2!
He also went on to mention that it won't be for a tournament, and instead, will be facing Marcin Held, a Polish fighter with a record of 11-2.
Nover, who also works as a nurse, has been largely inactive after his decision loss, and subsequent release from the UFC back in February 2010. He was victorious on his comeback fight as a late replacement though, shaking off 18 months of ring rust, and winning a decision against Jake Murphy last month.
Phillipe "The Filipino Assassin" Nover (5-3-1):
Win - Jake Murphy Decision (Unanimous) - Hoosier FC 8
Loss - Robert Emerson Decision (Unanimous) - UFC 109
Marcin Held (11-2):
Win - Kaleo Kwan Submission (kneebar) - AFC 2
Loss - Michael Chandler Technical Submission (arm triangle choke) - Bellator 36