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Welcome to the UFC

Breakdowns of each and every new signing to the MMA world's top promotion.

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Welcome to the UFC Masanori Kanehara

The UFC has signed longtime Japanese regional veteran and bantamweight star, Masanori Kanehara.

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Welcome to the UFC Richard Odoms

The UFC has signed a new heavyweight to the ranks, 39 year old Legacy FC vet Richard Odoms.

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Welcome to the UFC, Holly Holm

Looks like the UFC may have a new title challenger in the making with the signing of hot prospect and former boxing champion Holly Holm.

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Welcome to the UFC Alan Jouban

A new addition to the UFC's welterweight ranks.

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Invicta champ to fight Sara McMann in Bangor

The UFC has signed one of the top fighters at 135 lbs.

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Two new Polish fighters signed to the UFC ranks

Two new Pols make their way to the UFC with the signing of a new strawweight and a new lightweight.

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Welcome to the UFC Scott Askham

When they're not taking on late replacements, the UFC has done a great job picking up the best young talent on the market.

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UFC signs highly touted prospect Thomas Almeida

It didn't take long for Legacy FC bantamweight champion Thomas Almeida to get his UFC call-up.

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Ellenberger gets another new opponent... again.

The UFC continues to snap up talent faster than you can say Jack Robinson.

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Joe Ellenberger gets 5th debut opponent

Two new lightweight faces, another welterweight, and a new flyweight have all made their way to the UFC.

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Welcome to the UFC Phillips, Case, & Lazaro

Two new lightweights and a woman bantamweight have made their way to the world's largest MMA promotion.

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Valerie Letourneau in for de Randamie at UFC 174

New fighters have been added to two of the UFC's thinnest divisions. Valerie Letourneau well come in as a late replacement to women's bantamweight, and Keith Berish steps into the light heavyweight division.

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Silva injured, Magny faces Monstro in Auckland

An injury to Claudio Silva has brought a new welterweight signing from the ranks of Jungle Fight. Current Jungle Fight Welterweight champion Rodrigo Goiana de Lima.

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Welcome to the UFC Alves & Alexandre Jr.

It's TUF time again. The finalists have all been announced for the third season of TUF Brazil, so I'm taking a quick peek at the fighters to let you know what you should expect when they step into the UFC for the first time.

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Welcome back to the UFC Naoyuki Kotani

The UFC has picked up longtime veteran and former UFC lightweight Naoyuki Kotani for a return to the big show after almost seven years away.

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UFC signs Mexican prospects Puig and Arreola

The UFC is filling out more summer cards which means new signings, seemingly at a faster pace than ever. Check out the latest signings all of whom will be making their debut soon.

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Updated: Welcome to the UFC 4 new lightweights

Two new fights featuring four new fighters have been added to the UFC's upcoming trip to New Zealand. All four look to be additions to the lightweight division.

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Welcome to the UFC Gilbert Burns

A blue chip prospect comes to the UFC. BJJ world champion Gilbert "Durinho" Burns has been signed by the Zuffa promotion with an eye on a summer debut at welterweight.

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Welcome to the UFC Josh Shockley

More than ever it seems like we're seeing fighters moving between the UFC and Bellator. Such is the case with new lightweight signing Josh Shockley.

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Tavares injured, UFC signs Niklas Backstrom

An injury to longtime lightweight and debuting featherweight Thiago Tavares has given the UFC the opportunity to sign one of the world's top young MMA talents.

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Welcome to the UFC Jason Saggo

A new Canadian lightweight looks to be making his UFC debut on the upcoming Vancouver pay-per-view card on June 14th.

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Welcome to the UFC Marcin Bandel

With more trips to more corners of the world than ever before, the UFC has picked up a new European prospect, Poland's Marcin "Bomba" Bandel.

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Welcome to the UFC Guilherme Vasconcelos

A new addition to the middleweight division. Vasconcelos makes his way to the UFC directly off his TUF Brazil exit.

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Welcome to the UFC Aliev and Lindsey

Another new lightweight face and a former Bellator middleweight have made their way to the UFC.

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Welcome to the UFC Aaron Phillips

Well, it took about two weeks, but an injury replacement for featherweight sensation Doo Ho Choi has been named. Aaron Phillips takes on Sam Sicilia at UFC 173 on May 24.

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Welcome to the UFC David Michaud

The UFC has signed one of their former Ultimate Fighter Alumni, TUF 16 veteran David Michaud.

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Welcome to the UFC Milana Dudieva

A new face has been added to the UFC's women's bantamweight division. North-Ossetian born Milana Dudieva will make her UFC debut against Germaine de Randamie.

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Welcome to the UFC Beal, Williams & Hobar

Another three bantamweights have been added to the UFC's roster with the signing of former TUF 18 fighter Chris Beal, facing off against fellow newcomer Patrick Williams at UFC 172, and Matt Hobar filling in for Wilson Reis against Pedro Munhoz at the TUF Brazil 3 finale.

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Welcome to the UFC Laprise & Aubin-Mercier

A quick look at the finalists in the TUF Nations welterweight bracket before their big fight on April 16th.

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Welcome to the UFC Westcott & Theodorou

The TUF Nations middleweight finale has been set between two UFC newcomers, so it's time to get to know a little bit more about them.

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Welcome to the UFC Ray Borg

Following his win over fellow 125 lb prospect Nick Urso at Legacy FC 30, the UFC has signed undefeated Ray Borg to a 4 fight contract.

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Welcome to the UFC Leslie Smith

With Injuries spreading through the UFC like wildfire, another two new fighters have been picked up as injury replacements on upcoming cards.

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Welcome to the UFC Mike De La Torre

The UFC has picked up featherweight Mike De La Torre to fill in for the injured Evan Dunham at next week's TUF Nations Finale.

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Welcome to the UFC Brian Ortega

The UFC has picked up current RFA featherweight champ Brian Ortega to face off against Diego Brandao at the TUF Brazil 3 finale. That means it's time to get to know him a little better.

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Mike Brown Injured, UFC Signs Alex White

Initially slated as Sean Soriano vs. Estevan Payan, Alex White steps up for an injured Mike Brown after Brown replaced an injured Soriano.

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Welcome to the UFC Anthony Hamilton

Another heavyweight has apparently been added to the UFC ranks with the reported signing of Anthony Hamilton from the MFC.

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UFC signs new women's bantamweight Alexis Dufresne

The UFC has added another two fighters for their upcoming cards in Legacy FC lightweight champion Carlos Diego Ferreira and women's bantamweight Alexis Dufresne

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UFC signs top featherweights Bektic and Skelly

The UFC has signed undefeated featherweight prospects Mirsad Bektic and Chas Skelly for a bout at UFC on Fox 11 in Orlando on April 19th.

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Peter Sobotta returns to the UFC

Following an 0-3 stint his first time around, Peter Sobotta was released from his UFC contract. But, after a rejuvenated win streak, he's made his way back to Zuffa and the UFC.

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Troeng Injured, UFC Signs Sean Strickland

A last minute injury has left the UFC in need of a new middleweight for UFC 171 on March 15 and the promotion is looking to former KOTC champion Sean Strickland to fill the gap.

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Report: UFC signs Bellator HW Ruslan Magomedov

The UFC is making a serious play for heavyweight talent right now, and it looks like they may have even snapped up a fighter from one of their biggest competitors.

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Report: UFC Signs Czech Heavyweight Viktor Pesta

New fighters continue to be signed at a furious pace as the UFC picks up undefeated heavyweight Viktor Pesta

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UFC signs Jim Alers, adds 5 fights to Abu Dhabi

The UFC announced 5 new fights for their Abu Dhabi Fight Night on April 11th, including the signing of top featherweight prospect Jim Alers.

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Brad Pickett meets Neil Seery at Fight Night 37

After an injury to Ian McCall derailed his planned fight with Brad Pickett, the UFC was sent on the search for a replacement fighter. They found one in Neil Seery.

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UFC Signs Former Hockey Enforcer Steve Bosse

With light heavyweights still in short supply, the UFC has picked up former LNAH enforcer and successful regional talent Steve Bosse.

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UFC signs Hans Stringer to meet Francimar Barroso

It appears that Zuffa is finally starting to take the lack of depth in it's light heavyweight division seriously with the signing of another European fighter.

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Martins pulled from UFC 170, UFC signs Cody Gibson

Just after the UFC found a fill-in for their other bantamweight bout on the card, with Pedro Munhoz stepping in against Raphael Assuncao on short notice, Lucas Martins has dropped out against Aljamain Sterling due to injury.

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UFC signs heavyweight Jack May for UFC on Fox 11

Another big, undefeated heavyweight is making his way to the Zuffa ranks.

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UFC signs South African MMA champ Ruan Potts

Another newcomer to the UFC heavyweight division as Zuffa has signed South African MMA champ Ruan Potts to a six fight contract.

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Report: Assuncao meets Pedro Munhoz at UFC 170

It looks like Assuncao wont be sliding in to that next shot at the bantamweight title that he wanted, or at least not straight away.

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UFC signs dangerous lightweight Yosdenis Cedeno

The UFC has added two new fighters to their lightweight division including power packed Cuban Yosdenis Cedeno.

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Thiago Tavares injured, UFC signs Douglas D'Silva

The UFC has added a couple of new faces to it's featherweight division, one as an injury replacement and the other as part of their regional expansion into South East Asia.

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UFC adds KSW LHW champ & second Israeli fighter

The UFC hasn't stalled its expansion in the new year as they continue to snap up prospects and top veterans at a surprising pace.

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UFC signs top prospect Aljamain Sterling

The UFC has picked up one of the world's top bantamweight prospects to fill in for the recently injured Bryan Caraway against Lucas Martins at UFC 170 on February 22.

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Horiguchi out, UFC signs Martinez to face Cariaso

As has been a recent trend for the UFC, they appear to be reexamining their last season of the Ultimate fighter for opening round talent they may have passed over too quickly.

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UFC signs top welterweight prospect Mike Rhodes

Following the loss of two prelim bouts and a little less than two weeks until fight night, the UFC has picked up two new welterweights to face off on the UFC on Fox 10 undercard on January 25th in Chicago.

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UFC signs 170 lb prospect Yakovlev

Add another top Russian prospect to the UFC's books with the signing of K Dojo Warrior Tribe member Alexander Yakovlev.

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UFC Signs Pancrase champ Sato to face Silva

It's a really high quality pick up for the UFC as they sign longtime Pancrase champion Takenori Sato to face Erick Silva at UFC Fight Night 36 on February 15th in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil.

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UFC signs Jake Ellenberger's twin brother Joe

The UFC is bringing another family together in the Octagon with the recent signing of Joe Ellenberger. He and his brother Jake will join the Millers, the Pettises, the Nogueiras, and the Alcantaras as the UFC's current sibling sets.

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UFC signs PXC Champ Louis Smolka

One of the most highly regarded flyweight prospects in the world has been signed, PXC champion Louis Smolka.

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Jason High gets new opponent for Fight Night 35

After Adlan Amagov went down to an injury and was pulled from his bout with Jason High, the UFC went back to it's talent acquisition team to pick up another new prospect in Beneil Dariush.

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UFC signs two middleweights for Fight Night London

The UFC has made another two matches and, in the process, picked up another two middleweights for their Fight Night card on March 8 in London, England.

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UFC signs TUF 17 contestant Andy Enz

The UFC has picked up another man for the roster and this time it's not a lightweight or a welterweight. It's former Ultimate Fighter contestant Andy Enz.

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More new fighters?

MOAR FIGHTERS!!! The UFC has dipped the signing bucket back in to international waters and pulled out another bevy of new fighters.

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UFC picks up top prospects Lee and Tumenov

The UFC is scooping up more Russians, including the highly touted prospect Albert Tumenov. They've also grabbed one of the top lightweight prospects on the American scene in Kevin Lee.

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UFC signs two more welterweight fighters

The UFC continues to find space in it's welterweight ranks with another two fighters tabbed for debut on upcoming fight night cards.

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UFC signs Blackzilian Soriano to face Kawajiri

The UFC has picked up another featherweight prospect to make their debut on the upcoming Fight Night Singapore card on January 4.

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Fun Sized fill in for Dodson at UFC on Fox 9

Get out your pumpkin shaped buckets because it's time for some fun sized treats.

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Three new fighters added to UFC roster

The UFC is continuing it's signing binge from last month with the pickup of top Chechen Prospect Zubair Tuhugov and another strong Korean in Tae Hyun Bang.

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UFC picks up new 135ers for Singapore show

The UFC is stacking the deck for their upcoming Singapore show with promotional newcomers,

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REPORT: UFC Signs Sambo Champ Alexey Oleinik

Fresh off a victory over Mirko Filipovic at Legend Part 2: Invasion, the UFC has picked up another Sambo slinging MMA vet.

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UFC signs Mexican lightweight Frank Trevino

The UFC has picked up it's added another Mexican fighter to their ranks with their signing of South Texas Fighting Championship vet Frank Trevino.

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UFC signs two new flyweights for TUF 18 finale

The UFC's flyweight division is growing rapidly, this week the UFC has bolstered the 125 lb ranks with the signing of Josh Sampo and Ryan Benoit.

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UFC signs former TUF 15 fighter Drew Dober

The UFC has gone back to their wellspring of past TUF contestants in search of new lightweight talent with the signing of Omaha, Nebraska native Drew Dober.

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Report: UFC inks contract with Doo Ho Choi

It took a couple of weeks longer than many expected, but the UFC has picked up one of the biggest name prospects on the Korean MMA scene in rising star Doo Ho Choi.

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UFC signs Hernani Perpetuo, Kunimoto reported

The UFC signing rumor mill has been running hot this week, but it's an unexpected,and long awaited, fighter that is first to be confirmed.

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Report: UFC picks up ZST talent Shunichi Shimizu

The UFC continues their week of big Japanese signings with their pickup of top Bantamweight Shunichi Shimizu.

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Hettes gets new opponent, UFC gets first Scot

The UFC has signed it's first Scottish fighter in promotional history (if you don't count Royce Gracie) and he'll be making his promotional debut against Jimy Hettes at UFC Fight Night 30: Machida vs. Munoz on October 26th in Manchester, England.

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New flyweight signings debut at Fight Night 33

The UFC has signed former TUF Smashes competitor Richie Vaculik for a flyweight debut against recent signee Justin Scoggins.

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The UFC goes on fighter signing binge

The after a string of cuts over the last couple weeks the UFC has swung the pendulum back the other way with a binge of new signings.

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UFC signs top prospect Sergio Pettis

The UFC has added two new prospects to its youngest divisions with the signing of Sergio Pettis, younger brother of lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, and Bethe Correia, a product of Team Pitbull out of Brazil.

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UFC signs Krzystof Jotko, looking at Doo Ho Choi

After a week of fighter cuts, the UFC is doing a little business in the other direction with the reported signing of Polish Middleweight Krzystof Jotko.

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UFC releases two and signs two fighters

A few UFC roster moves flew under the radar in the after the cool down from the Mayweather vs. Alvarez fight and the build up to the Jones vs. Gustafsson fight. So here are a few recent roster moves from the UFC.

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Two new heavyweights signed for TUF 18 Finale

The UFC is stocking one of its shallowest divisions with the signing of two new heavyweights in Jared Rosholt and Walter Harris, who will face off at the TUF 18 Finale.

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Shooto champ Horiguchi fights Pague at UFC 166

The UFC has picked up one of the worlds best bantamweight prospects in Shooto's Kyoji Horiguchi.

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TUF 16's Araujo makes UFC debut at Fight Night 29

The UFC has added another Brazilian welterweight to the roster with their signing of Igor Araujo. He will be facing off against Ildemar Alcantara on October 9, UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Shields.

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UFC continues to bolster fighting ranks

The UFC continues to bolster one of its deepest divisions with the signing of two new lightweights who are set to face of at UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Shields on October 9 in Barueri, Brazil.

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UFC adds two new flyweights, cancels fight

A newly announced bout between Justin Scoggins and Dustin Ortiz has already been scratched from UFC Fight Night 27 in Indianapolis on August 28th.

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Mark Bocek out of UFC 165, UFC signs Jesse Ronson

The UFC has signed one of Canada's top lightweight prospects in Jesse "The Body Snatcher" Ronson to face Michael Prazeres at UFC 165 on September 21 in Toronto, Canada.

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Wolverine now facing Wilson Reis at Fight Night 28

Apparently tired of Bellator poaching all their top fighters, the UFC has grabbed long time bantamweight tournament contestant Wilson Reis to replace Johnny Bedford at UFC Fight Night 28 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

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Robertson out, Silverio faces Zeferino in Brazil

Kenny Robertson has been forced out of his bout with Joao Zeferino due to injury. The UFC has signed Elias Silverio to fill in for their September 4th card in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

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Sicilia out, Kevin Souza fights Felipe Arantes

The UFC has plucked another interesting prospect out of Brazil with the signing of Edmilson "Kevin" Souza.

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Yoel Romero gets UFC newcomer Houston at UFC 164

The UFC has picked up fresh faced middleweight prospect Brian Houston to face Yoel Romero at UFC 164 on August 31 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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UFC signs Piotr Hallmann fights Massarunduba Sep 4

The UFC has picked up another lightweight prospect in Piotr "Pletwal" Hallmann. He'll be making his debut against Francisco Trinaldo on September 4 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

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UFC signs Miletich product Ramiro Hernandez Jr.

The UFC has picked up a new bantamweight prospect, Ramiro Herndandez Jr., a Titan FC vet, and product of the Miletich Fighting Systems.

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UFC keeps TUF Brazil 2 no 1 pick Luiz Besouro

As many have suspected, it would appear that a few more TUF Brazil 2 fighters will be making their way to the UFC.

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UFC signs top Russian flyweight

Watch the most recent fight from newly acquired UFC flyweight Ali Bagautinov as he takes on Siji Ozuka at Fight Nights: Battle of Moscow 11.

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UFC signs two new heavyweights

Always on the search for new talent, the UFC has added depth to it's heavyweight division by picking up two new, unheralded heavyweights.

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UFC signs welterweight prospect Brandon Thatch

The UFC has signed former Resurrection Fighting Alliance headliner Brandon Thatch to a multi-fight deal.

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Yuri Alcantara has a new opponent for UFC on FX 8

The UFC has inked Iliarde Santos to fight Yuri Alcantara on May 18th in Jaragua dol Sul.

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