Another Ohio Valley fighter has signed with the UFC, as Adam Milstead (7-1) is headed to the Octagon.
Hunter A. Homistek reported that “The Prototype” signed a four-fight deal in an article that was posted last night on MMAFighting.com.
An elated Milstead also confirmed the news on his Facebook account:
I have been waiting 10 years for this post, this dream, this opportunity. God has given me such a great purpose in life. I can finally call myself a UFC fighter. As of today, I have been signed to a 4 fight deal with Ultimate Fighting Championships. Thank you to all who have pushed me in the right direction. I hope to represent Pittsburgh and my home town of Calvert County with the best of my ability. Thank you guys.
“Fight 2 Survive, Survive 2 Fight”
The 28-year-old Pittsburgh product has won seven straight fights via first round stoppage, including a pair of back-to-back knockout victories within a month last year.
A member of Mark Cherico’s Martial Arts & Fitness Academy (formerly Fight Club Pittsburgh), Milstead is currently the No. 1 ranked heavyweight in the Ohio Valley in our BluegrassMMA Rankings.
He also reguarly trains with current top UFC contender Stipe Miocic in Cleveland.
Late last year Milstead mentioned that he’d fight in the UFC for free just to have an opportunity to face the best. He won’t have to fight without a paycheck, however, and he is expected to make his debut in the organization sometime in the spring.
Milstead becomes the third fighter on our February 2015 list of “10 Ohio Valley fighters you could eventually see in the UFC” to sign with the organization, joining Andrew Holbrook and Luke Sanders from that list.