What a year it's been for former WEC lightweight champ Jamie Varner.
After proving his worth to the UFC by knocking out Edson Barboza as a late replacement at UFC 146, Varner ended his 2012 on a high note with his three-round beatdown of Melvin Guillard at Saturday night's UFC 155.
Now 2-1 since making his return to the world's largest MMA promotion, the former champ is staking his claim in the lightweight division as he becomes the latest WEC import to find success in the UFC.
Not surprisingly, a lot of the now-defunct promotion's top alumni have found a ton of success since coming to the big leagues.
Check out the top former WEC fighters currently competing in the UFC's Octagon.