Unbeaten lightweight C.J. Keith is the latest prospect to ink a deal with the UFC, according to reports from MMA Weekly. Terms of the contract were not disclosed, though Keith's representatives at Iridium Sports Agency confirmed the signing earlier this week.
An up-and-coming striker out of California's Pro Buhawe fight camp, Keith (8-0) has ripped through eight straight opponents since making his professional debut in 2007. The 25-year-old is a veteran of the West Coast fight scene and at 6'0", possesses a slight height advantage over a majority of the 155-pound division.
Keith seems to have turned a corner of late, storming through three straight knockout victories, two of which ended in the first round, to catch the eye of UFC talent scouts. He last fought in October, where he needed just two minutes to end John Reedy's night via TKO.
UFC officials have yet to announce a debut date or opponent for Keith. Highlights of the youngster can be seen below.