Tachi Palace Fights welterweight Jorge Lopez has signed with the UFC and is booked to fight Justin Edwards at UFC Fight Night 25: Battle on the Bayou.
Lopez announced the fight via his Twitter account on Thursday night, thanking Joe Silva and Dana White for the opportunity in his status update.
Lopez, who most recently fought in the Tachi Palace Fights promotion, is 11-1 and currently on a 10-fight win-streak. The 170-pound fighter, who goes by the moniker “Lil’ Monster,” is a talented prospect from the Wand Fight Team and looks to make waves in the UFC’s welterweight division.
Edwards is currently 6-1 with five of his wins coming by submission. The only loss on his record came by split decision in his UFC debut when Edwards fought Clay Harvison at the Ultimate Fighter Finale 13 this past June.
MMAWeekly.com was able to confirm through sources close to common sense that the Jorge Lopez signed to the UFC is not the same George Lopez who hosts the popular TBS talk show.