MMA Odds and Ends for Wednesday: UFC Signs Steve Bosse

Steve-Bosse-Instinct-MMA The UFC has signed another light heavyweight, and he’s a popular Canadian. Sources today told the UFC has signed former hockey enforcer turned professional fighter Steve “The Boss” Bosse, and the native of Montreal is expected to make his official Octagon debut this April at the TUF Nations Finale in Quebec City, Quebec. His first opponent in the UFC is currently unknown, but the source said the UFC is “going to build him well.” The source also said that Bosse turned down offers from both Bellator MMA and World Series of Fighting to sign with the UFC, the biggest mixed martial arts promotion in the world. Known for his vicious knockout power, Bosse is 10-1 in mixed martial arts and holds notable career victories over Houston Alexander, Marvin Eastman, and Wes Sims. Eight of those 10 victories have come via T/KO. The 32-year-old hasn’t competed since May 2013, when he defeated Caleb Grummet via T/KO at a local show in Montreal. All of Bosse’s 11 career fights, by the way, have taken place in Quebec, and that trend will continue when he makes his UFC debut this April at the TUF Nations Finale. This is an exciting signing for the UFC and for the fans of MMA in Quebec, as Bosse is extremely popular in that province. With his fan-friendly fighting style, look for Bosse to get a big push by the UFC in 2014 as the promotion holds five events in Canada, and if he can string some wins together look for him to start anchoring UFC shows in Quebec in the near future. UPDATE: UFC Canada confirmed Bosse has signed with the UFC and will debut against Ryan Jimmo at the TUF Nations Finale. The fight will take place in the light heavyweight division.

Written by Adam Martin.

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