Niko Price, ufc welterweight

Niko Price announces new four-fight deal with UFC

As the immediate future of fight events are up in the air due to the COVID-19 pandemic, entertaining welterweight Niko Price has some good news. In a tweet posted on Saturday, Price announced that he has signed a new four-fight deal to remain with the UFC.

“BREAKING NEWS!!! I forgot to mention I signed a new 4 fight contract. I’m so blessed and thankful for the UFC! I’ll be sure to keep it entertaining for you guys! #ufc #newcontract #LetsGo #glorytogod”

Niko Price joined the UFC back in 2017 and made his debut at UFC 207 where he picked up a first-round arm-triangle submission victory over Brandon Thatch. Having compiled 10 fights with the UFC, Price has gone 6-3-1 in that span and has yet to go the distance in any of his wins or losses.

In his last fight Price got his biggest victory to date with a spectacular upkick knockout victory over James Vick, which is only the second upkick knockout recorded in UFC history. Price has had some wildly entertaining fights and finishes throughout his UFC tenure, from the upkick victory over Vick and a knockout of Randy Brown using hammerfists from the bottom position.

Price had been set to face Muslim Salikhob at UFC Portland which had been scheduled for April 11 but the UFC postponed that event. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic sweeping the world, the event was originally moved from Portland to the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada but those plans were shut down by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

With the UFC officially postponing their  London, Columbus, and Portland events which had been scheduled for late March and early April, there has been no word on whether or not the fights will be rescheduled at a later time or if all fighters will get new opponents once things return to normal.

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