Exciting South Korean prospect Jo Sung-Bin has signed a deal with the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Since his professional debut in 2014, Jo (9-0) has knocked off nine straight opponents and amassed titles for three different organizations in Japan and Korea.

He last appeared almost a year ago fighting against Korean Zombie protege Hong Jun-Young for the featherweight title at TFC 17. While many thought Jo would dominate and finish Hong early, that was not the case.

Hong utilized an effective game plan early to attack the legs and had his adversary badly hurt throughout the fight. But Jo came back in the fourth round and pummeled Hong into submission to snatch up the title.

During that fight, Jo injured his hand which sidelined him for an extended period of time. He went through rehab and took his time to recover but is now ready to make his name on the big stage,

“Since I was 13, I set my goal and dreamed of going to the UFC, and now I have reached that goal. It seems like I am starting again from the beginning. The future is really more important now. I still feel so awkward and it does not seem real. I feel so good that I cannot express myself in words,” he said.

Jo has been in Phuket for the last two months training mostly at Tiger Muay Thai preparing himself for his promotional debut which he hopes will take place in May.

The 26-year-old joins Chan Jung-Sung and Doo-Ho Choi as the Korean featherweights on the UFC roster.