MMA Transaction Wire: August 4-10

Name Record Weight (RANK) Transaction Info Fight Card Opponent Date
Kazuyuki Miyata 11-9-0 145 (#35) Signed by RINGS RINGS, Sept 23 Erzan Estanov Aug 4
Erzan Estanov 3-1-0 145 (UR) Signed by RINGS RINGS, Sept 23 Kazuyuki Miyata Aug 4
Ruslan Magomedov 8-1-0 265 (#140) Signed by Bellator Bellator 75, Oct 5 Brett Rogers Aug 4
Mike Budnik 12-4-0 155 (#255) Signed by Xtreme Fighting Org XFO 45, Aug 18 TBD Aug 5
Carson Beebe 10-1-0 135 (#106) Signed by Hoosier FC HFC 12, Aug 18 Justin Robbins Aug 5
Jesse Taylor 20-9-0 170 (#88) Signed by Dragon House Dragon House 11, Aug 18 Marcel Fortuna Aug 6
Amaechi Oselukwue 3-6-0 185 (UR) Signed by Bellator Bellator 73, Aug 24 Marcus 'Lelo' Aurelio Aug 6
Jonatas Gurgel 4-0-0 155 (UR) Signed by Fight Time Fight Time 11 Daniel Golightly Aug 6
David Branch 10-3-0 185 (#52) Signed by Cage Fury FC CFFC 16, Aug 24 Tim Williams Aug 6
Jay Hieron 23-5-0 170 (#17) Signed by UFC UFC 151, Sept 1 Jake Ellenberger Aug 8
Jeff Smith 10-1-0 145 (#118) Signed by Bellator Bellator 74, Sept 28 Alexandre Bezerra Aug 8
Jorge Santiago 25-10-0 170 (#23 MW) Signed by Strikeforce Strikeforce: Melendez-Healy, Sept 29 Quinn Mulhern Aug 10

Prodigal son Jay Hieron returns to the Octagon at UFC 151 on September 1st replacing an injured Josh Koscheck to take on Jake Ellenberger. Hieron last fought in the UFC over a hundred events ago (or roughly seven years) and has become a wandering ronin of sorts participating in WEC, Titan FC, IFL, Affliction, Strikeforce, Bellator, and Legacy FC, before making his way back to the pinnacle of the sport.

Jorge Santiago also returns to the big stage, signing on with Strikeforce (for the 2nd time) to face Quinn Mulhern as he makes his debut at welterweight. Santiago was highly ranked coming into the UFC a year and a half ago but lost in bouts against Brian Stann and Demian Maia at middleweight. After being released, the Sandman fought twice for Titan FC before proclaiming his drop to welterweight. Santiago immediately strengthens the 170 division for Strikeforce and sets up a potentially thrilling trilogy match with Kazuo Misaki.

Please check out past issues

MMA Transaction Wire: August 2-3

MMA Transaction Wire: The July Round-Up - Is Sengoku back?!

MMA Transaction Wire: July 28-31

MMA Transaction Wire: July 25-27

MMA Transaction Wire: July 17-24

MMA Transaction Wire: July 10-16

\The FanPosts are solely the subjective opinions of Bloody Elbow readers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Bloody Elbow editors or staff.

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