Bellator aren’t finished strengthening their roster as it’s emerged that they’ve now swooped for ex-UFC featherweight fighter Diego Nunes.

Nunes was somewhat surprisingly released from the UFC earlier in the year after dropping a decision to Nick Lentz.

The former WEC fighter’s form had been a little patchy, going 3-3 while in the Octagon, but he’d taken out some good fighters like Bart Palaszweski, Manny Gamburyan and Mike Brown along the way and given Kenny Florian a real run for his money too.

The UFC’s loss is Bellator’s gain though and Nunes should become a key player in their featherweight division which is currently ruled with an iron fist by Pat Curran.

In the past Bellator had shown a reluctance to sign many former UFC fighters, but there appears to have been a slight shift in policy lately with the likes of Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson, Vladimir Matyushenko, Matt Riddle and Paul Sass also having been picked up by the promotion lately, while it’s still possible that Cheick Kongo may sign despite Bjorn Rebney indicating they haven’t done so yet despite media reports during the week.

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