On Thursday afternoon World Series of Fighting announced they have officially signed costumed crime fighter and undefeated mixed martial arts fighters Ben “Flattop” Fodor, better known as Phoenix Jones, to a multi-fight contract.

The 26-year-old Fodor (5-0-1) has gained widespread attention for his exploits as a superhero-like protector of the Seattle. His career behind the mask was most recentlyy featured during a broadcast of ESPN SportsCenter

“We are thrilled to welcome Ben Fodor, who has not only been making waves as an unbeaten professional in our great sport, but who has also shown himself to be an incredibly courageous and selfless human being by risking his safety in the streets of Seattle to help and inspire others,” said WSOF President, six-time world champion and two-time Hall of Famer Ray Sefo.

Fodor will make his WSOF debut against an opponent to be determined at WSOF 20: Branch vs. Markes at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. on Friday, April 10, live on NBCSN.

The brother of fellow MMA standout Caros Fodor, made national headlines as Phoenix Jones for the first time in 2011 after thwarting a number of street crimes, including burglary and assault, while clad from head to toe in a black and gold body suit.

That same year, Fodor also launched the now-defunct Rain City Superhero Movement, a self-described crime fighting brigade consisting of over a dozen costumed activists dedicated to curbing crime in Seattle.

In the cage, Fodor, a protégé of retired MMA star and famed trainer Matt Hume, has become a force to be reckoned with, going unbeaten in his first 6 professional starts after amassing a stellar 15-2 amateur career record.  In his last effort, Fodor submitted Jason Novelli with a rear-naked choke in the third round (3:06) of their matchup in Tacoma, Wash.

WSOF 20 will be headlined by the second light heavyweight matchup between David Branch (15-3) and Ronny Markes (15-3), in the multi-event tournament that will crown its winner the inaugural WSOF world light heavyweight champion.

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  • Bagsy

    Ben is not a protege of Matt Hume, Caros is. Get it straight. Ben trained with Charlie and Wiseman.