Former Bellator heavyweight champion Alexander Volkov has signed with the UFC and he will make his promotional debut on November 19 in Belfast, Northern Ireland against Timothy Johnson at UFC Fight Night 99.

The fight booking was announced by the UFC on Thursday.

UFC Fight Night 99 will come from the SSE Arena Belfast on November 19 and will be headlined by a welterweight bout as Dong Hyun Kim meets Gunnar Nelson.

Volkov (26-6) has won back to back fights since exiting Bellator last year and his most recent win came in June at M-1 Challenge 68 against former Bellator light heavyweight champion Attila Vegh. Johnson (10-2) is coming off a decision win against Marcin Tybura at UFC Fight Night 86 and he is 2-1 in the UFC.

The current UFC Fight Night 99: Kim vs. Nelson fight card is below.

Dong Hyun Kim (21-3-1, 1NC) vs. Gunnar Nelson (15-2-1)
Ian McCall (13-5-1) vs. Neil Seery (16-12)
Amanda Cooper (1-2) vs. Anna Elmose (3-1)
Ross Pearson (19-12, 1NC) vs. James Krause (23-7)
Kevin Lee (13-2) vs. Magomed Mustafaev (13-1)
Mark Godbeer (11-2) vs. Justin Ledet (7-0, 1NC)
Timothy Johnson (10-2) vs. Alexander Volkov (26-6)

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    Alexander Volkov wanted to be in the UFC and now he has got his wish. Now it is up to him to make the most of his opportunity. But he better be take heed to his loss against Cheick Kongo, where Cheick Kongo took him down and just beat him up. He needs to always be aware of fighters wanting to body up with him and take him down. Good luck to him in the UFC.