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Ben Saunders re-signs with UFC after short absence from welterweight division

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“Killa B” is back! After last competing inside the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Octagon this past January, welterweight finisher Ben Saunders has made his way back onto the promotional roster. Saunders, 33, revealed he had re-signed with UFC earlier this week via Twitter (shown below), which was later confirmed by MMA Fighting.

We back on that @ufc roster!

Let tell games begin!!! :D#MMA #UFC #MixedMartialArts #Fighting #Boxing #Wrestling #JiuJitsu #Kickboxing pic.twitter.com/BNOCAX19io

— Ben Saunders (@bensaundersMMA) September 20, 2016

Luckily for both parties involved, Saunders did not exit UFC nine months ago with any malice in his heart. After getting finished by promotional veteran Patrick Cote via second-round TKO at UFC Fight Night 81, Saunders’ contract expired and he simply walked away. Before the loss to Cote, “Killa B” had racked off three-straight victories in the ultra-deep welterweight division, including a Performance of the Night submission (omoplata) and a first-round TKO finish of veteran Joe Riggs.

Earlier this month, Saunders made quick work of former UFC fighter Jacob Volkman by way of first-round submission at Fight Night at the Island. That was all UFC needed to see to snag Saunders back off the open market and quickly re-insert him into the competitive 170-pound class. His next fight has yet to be scheduled.

According to MMA Fighting, Saunders is subject to be tested by United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) for four months before his return considering he left the testing pool earlier this year.

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Source:: mma mania