|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.
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