Sporting a record of 6-0 with nothing but finishes on his resume, Branch has fought under the Bellator banner on two separate occassions and most recently stopped Derrick Mehman via rear naked choke at Bellator 15.
The UFC recently announced that Branch would be making his Octagon debut against Gerald Harris at UFC 116 on July 3.
UFC 116 will take place from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Harris is a veteran of the seventh installment of The Ultimate Fighter with a career record of 15-2. He is currently riding a nine-fight win streak with back-to-back knockout stoppages in the UFC.