Marcus “Maximus” Aurelio has signed a four-fight deal with the UFC, the American Top Team announced.
Aurelio has fought exclusively for PRIDE since 2004 after a breakout stint with ZST, where he won the ZST Grand Prix by defeating Rich Clementi, Remigijus Morkevicius and Masakazu Imanari all in one night.
At PRIDE Bushido 10, Aurelio defeated the PRIDE lightweight champion Takanori Gomi with a first-round arm triangle choke.
Despite living and training with the American Top Team in Florida, Aurelio’s last fight in America was in August 2003. LINK