British fighter Loughnane signing with PFL

Brendan Loughnane has found a home.

The popular British fighter has signed an exclusive deal with PFL, Loughnane's manager Malki Kawa and PFL CEO Peter Murray told ESPN.

Loughnane (17-3) made headlines last month when he was not offered a contract by UFC president Dana White following his win on Contender Series. White was critical of Loughnane shooting for a takedown with 10 seconds remaining in his eventual unanimous decision win over Bill Algeo, and White cited Loughnane's decision as a major reason why he didn't extend him a contract.

Loughnane has long been considered one of the best unsigned English fighters and has developed a loyal following back home in Manchester.

According to Murray, Loughnane will be a part of the promotion's third season tournament next year; however, he will make his debut in October at one of the PFL's three shows in Las Vegas on either Oct. 11, 17 or 31. Loughnane's opponent hasn't been determined yet.

Coincidentally, Hannah Goldy, who won on the same Contender Series card as Loughnane but also didn't get a UFC contract at the time, has since signed with the UFC and will meet Miranda Granger at UFC Fight Night Newark on Aug. 3, according to her manager Abraham Kawa.