On Monday, World Series of Fighting announced they have reached an agreement with fast-rising bantamweight prospect Timur Valiev to a multi-fight, multi-year contract.

“We are thrilled to extend our agreement with Timur Valiev, one of the brightest, young prospects and most exciting rising stars in our entire sport,” stated WSOF President Ray Sefo.

A native of Makhachkala, Dagestan Russia who trains out of the famed Jackson-Winklejohn MMA camp in Albuquerque, N.M., the 5’6″ Valiev (9-1) has not tasted defeat since his dropping his professional debut four years. Since then ‘Lukcky’ has won all nine of his bout, with five coming by way of stoppage.

Valiev is a three-time veteran of WSOF action, and has already delivered a few memorable highlights during his stint with the promotion, including the flying knee TKO in his promotional debut against Adam Acquaviva at WSOF 10 last June.

In his last contest, Valiev walked away with TKO over Ed West following a flurry of punches and elbow strikes early in the first round of their WSOF 19 bout.

The 25-year-old Valiev’s next WSOF bout, his fourth with the promotion, is expected to be announced soon.

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