Undefeated fighter Neiman Gracie has joined the welterweight division of Bellator MMA, ending his run with WSOF.
The signing marks the second time that Bellator has brought in a fighter with the Gracie name, the first being Royce Gracie, who now serves as the promotion's new brand ambassador, according to MMA Fighting.
Gracie said his WSOF contract ended when Bellator offered to sign him. He announced his new deal on his Instagram page, saying he was "happy to represent jiu-jitsu in this great event."
Brazilian jiu-jitsu became popular in the western world thanks to Royce, who introduced the fighting style to America at UFC 1 in 1993, mmaplus.co.uk reported.
Neiman will compete in Bellator's welterweight division, which includes U.K. fighter Paul Daley and current champion Douglas Lima.
The Brazilian fighter currently holds two victories in his MMA career, having beaten Darren Costa and Dustin Holyko in WSOF, MMA Fighting reported.
Gracie plans to have his first fight in Bellator in February.