For the first time since 2004, Jeff Curran will fight in the UFC. Multiple media sources have reported that the veteran has signed with the promotion and will make his debut later this year.

**According to MMAFighting, Curran is expected to meet #4 bantamweight Scott Jorgensen at an upcoming event. MMAJunkie now reports that the fight will be part of UFC 137, which takes place Oct. 29 at the Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas.

Curran last fought on Zuffa property in 2009 when he dropped his fourth fight in a row in the WEC and received his release from the promotion. However, since then, he has won four out of five fights to earn a shot in the biggest event in the world.

Over the course of his career the “Big Frog” has defeated several quality fighters including Rafael Assuncao, Wagnney Fabiano and Antonio Carvalho. In his last fight, he scored a unanimous-decision victory over Billy Vaughan at XFO 39.

Curran made his UFC debut at UFC 46 against Matt Serra at lightweight. He will compete in the bantamweight division, which is currently lorded over by champion Dominick Cruz.

**Updated at 7:46 p.m. ET to include information about Curran’s potential opponent.

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