Every year the MMA landscape becomes more saturated with talented NCAA wrestlers. Some seem destined to make the transition, while others never realize their potential in the ring or Octagon.
From legends like Chuck Liddell, who competed first at UFC 17, to the new wave of mat wizards like newly named middleweight champ Chris Weidman, NCAA wrestlers have always used MMA as an avenue for athletic excellence.
While not every NCAA wrestler makes a smooth jump to MMA, plenty have done so, and plenty more are sure to come.
Here are the 10 best NCAA wrestlers turned MMA fighters.
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