In the revolving door that is the UFC, fighters come and fighters go on a regular basis. Some are released after a series of unsuccessful bouts. Others are released for poor behavior or failed drug tests. In the older days before the UFC was the undisputed king of MMA, several fighters left in search of greener pastures and bigger paydays.
However, in many instances, former UFC veterans have found their way back to the Octagon. For example, at UFC 152, both Matt Hamill and Vinny Magalhaes will both make their promotional return. Also on the card are Vitor Belfort, Vladimir Matyshenko and Seth Baczynski, who are amid successful return tenures.
Unfortunately, not everyone who makes their way back to the UFC has a successful go at it. Some are downright awful and never collect their elusive win.
Let's take a look at the entire spectrum. Here is a power ranking of the 25 most successful returns to the Octagon.