South African mixed martial-arts (MMA) fighter Ruan Potts is off to fight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
The current EFC heavyweight champion has won three of his last four fights, racking up an 8-1 pro record, according to EFC.
His last fight saw him avenge a loss to Andrew van Zyl, winning via a first round arm-lock.
"This is a great opportunity and we look forward to seeing Ruan competing with some of the best athletes from around the world," said EFC AFRICA president Cairo Howarth in a press statement.
"We've been in talks with the UFC for quite some time and are happy to have come to this agreement with them."
According to EFC, Potts has a six-fight contract with the world's largest MMA organisation, with his first fight expected in April.
"We've pioneered and grown African MMA to a point where our athletes are now truly world class," said Howarth.
"This agreement is testament to that. Now is Ruan's time to represent Africa in the world's biggest MMA promotion."
Potts isn't the first South African to fight in the UFC however, following in the footsteps of Trevor Prangley and Neil Grove.