Middleweight Alan Belcher re-ups with UFC - MMA Fighting Stances: Mixed martial arts intelligence from the cage and ring - USATODAY.com
Alan "The Talent" Belcher has agreed to four more bouts with the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
UFC earlier this month signed Belcher (15-6) to a new deal that pays him a minimum of $55,000 on the first fight and $66,000 for the last one, the Mississippi-based middleweight told a local newspaper site, SunHerald.com.
"It is a good contract, well over six figures," Belcher said.
He hasn't won more than two fights in a row while compiling a 6-4 record since joining the promotion, but Belcher earned another contract for his willingness to trade strikes with anyone. He earned Fight of the Night bonuses for his last two bouts, a first-round technical knockout of Wilson Gouveia and a split-decision loss to Yoshihiro Akiyama.
A preference for striking hasn't kept Belcher from grappling when the opportunity presents itself. He has five wins from submissions, most recently a guillotine choke on Denis Kang that won Submission of the Night for UFC 93 almost a year ago.
Belcher expects his first fight under the new deal to take place on UFC's May 1 show in Montreal against former contender Patrick Cote.