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Din Thomas signs three fight contract with Affliction

Former UFC lightweight competitor Din Thomas has inked a three fight contract with Affliction.

FiveOuncesOfPain.com confirmed the rumored signing with a source close to Thomas early Friday morning.

Thomas, a veteran from the fourth season of The Ultimate Fighter, is 23-8 in a pro career that dates back to 1998. The American Top Team-trained fighter holds notable wins in his career over Dokojonosuke Mishima, Jens Pulver, Matt Serra, and Clay Guida.

Competing nine times under the UFC banner, Thomas holds a lifetime record of 5-4 while competing inside of the Octagon. Thomas’ most recent bout took place on Feb. 7 for a promotion billing itself as Headhunter Productions. Facing MMA rookie Dustin Pierkin, Thomas submitted the newcomer with a triangle choke at 2:58 of round 1.

No longer a regular competitor at 155 pounds, Thomas is expected to join an Affliction featherweight division that includes L.C. Davis, Bao Quach, Mark Hominick, Deividas Taurosevicius, and Savant Young.

A debut date and a first opponent for Thomas are not yet known.

5 COMMENTS
  • Rich B says:

    A *3* fight deal with Affliction. That’s so cute.

  • AlwaysRelaxing24 says:

    Very risky to sign such a deal.

  • Rich S. says:

    This is ok i guess..

    I really wanted to see him fight FW in the WEC..

  • Joseph says:

    This is GREAT news.

    That Affliction FW Division is shaping up REAL nice.

  • KTru says:

    I would like to see Affliction develop more fighters then getting in “overpaid” contracts to fighters that cannot stay in the UFC. I am not bashing Thomas, he is a name and has a lot of credibility. But for Affliction to continue, they need to have young up and comers that get paid the minimum and show their hunger for the sport. (TUF)

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