Jimmy Smith has signed with the UFC.

For years, Smith served as the color commentator for Bellator. While he wasn’t the play-by-play announcer, Smith was considered to be the voice of the promotion. After parting ways with Bellator, many felt it was only a matter of time before the UFC would come calling.

That time has come rather quickly. In a press release, the UFC announced the signing of Smith. You can read his quote for the presser below:

“I am honor to join the world’s premier combat sports brand in 2018. It is a privilege to call fights for a living and I can’t wait to join the tremendous UFC broadcast team to call the best fights in the world. To the UFC fans, I am thrilled to join you for this wild ride. See you all very soon!”