Felipe "Sertanejo" Arantes of Newark, NJ based Gold Team Fighters USA has signed a multi-fight contract with the UFC. The 23 year old Sao Paulo, Brazil native carries a 9 fight unbeaten streak, dating back to October 2009, into the UFC's Featherweight division.
Felipe has a 13-3 overall record with 6 wins by way of knockout. He last fought a tough no-contest battle against UFC and TUF vet Andy Main at UCC Fights 4 in Morristown this past April. He also posts an impressive 10-1-1 Muay Thai record, winning all 10 fights by knockout.
Arantes is already slated for action August 27th at UFC 134 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil versus Yuri Alcantra.
Congratulations to Felipe Arantes and Gold Team Fighters USA!