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Meet the new UFC fighters

Jose Aldo, left, defended his featherweight title with

Jose Aldo, left, defended his featherweight title with a five-round dismantling of Urijah Faber at WEC 48 in Sacramento. (April 24, 2010) Credit: WEC Photo

Jose Aldo. Dominick Cruz. Anthony Pettis. Urijah Faber.

Those are just four of the big names to begin appearing on UFC fight cards. When the UFC announced in October that it would absorb the WEC and add two new weight classes -- featherweight (145) and bantamweight (135) -- it inherited quite an impressive group of new fighters.

Those listed above, plus Ben Henderson, Donald Cerrone, Chad Mendes, Joseph Benavidez, Javier Vazquez, Scott Jorgensen and Miguel Angel Torres,  to name a bunch. The list is deeper, but this mashup video can only go so far.

So for those of you not already familiar with the exciting WEC fighters, take a few minutes and get to know their work inside the cage. It's anything but disappointing.

 

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