<p>The UFC has signed one of Bellator’s top lightweight prospects.</p>
<p>Marcin Held, 24, announced the termination of his contract with Bellator <a href="https://www.facebook.com/marcin.held.official/photos/a.183415135102830.36842.180818985362445/950865761691093/?type=3&theater">via his Facebook page</a> just weeks ago where he made it clear that he wanted to join the UFC. Held made his Bellator debut in 2011 at just 19 years old and fought for the promotion a total of fourteen times amassing an 11-3 record.</p>
<p>Held announced his signing with the UFC <a href="https://twitter.com/MarcinHeld/status/770580140673949705">via Twitter</a> on Tuesday morning, joining his former opponent Will Brooks who made the same move earlier this year. The UFC has not yet announced a date or named an opponent for Held’s debut.</p>
<p>In his last bout with Bellator, the submission specialist avenged his 2013 loss to Dave Jansen with a unanimous decision victory at Bellator 155. Prior to that, he faced Will Brooks for the lightweight title and suffered a unanimous decision loss despite coming close to submitting the champion with a leg lock in the first round. The loss snapped his six-fight win streak which consisted of victories over the likes of Derek Anderson and Patricky Freire.</p>
Jamal Khayat is a writer for RoughCopy MMA. He began his training in combat sports in 2009 and has competed as an amateur in both MMA and boxing. He is currently pursuing a B.S. degree in Physics at the University of Central Florida.