BJJ champion Marcel Fortuna signs with UFC

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Marcel on Cory Hendricks’ back at the TUF: Jedrzejczyk vs. Gadelha qualifier. Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Graciemag has learned that Marcel Fortuna has signed with the UFC and will make his debut in February. Fortuna, of Ralph Gracie Academy, was a brown-belt world champion in 2007 and a black-belt European champion. In 2012 he won the San Francisco Open while transitioning to MMA, where he currently has eight wins and one loss.

He will take on heavyweight Anthony Hamilton at the Feb. 4 UFC event in Houston, TX.

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