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UFC 74: Travis Lutter returns against Ryan Jensen

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The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) season four middleweight winner Travis Lutter (9-4) has signed a bout agreement to fight UFC newcomer Ryan Jensen (11-1) at UFC 74: "Respect" on August 25.

Lutter confirmed the bout with UFCmania earlier this afternoon.

Despite his accomplishments on the show — beating Scott Smith and Pete Sell en route to an impressive first round submission win over Patrick Cote in the Finale — Lutter is notorious for failing to make weight for the bout against middleweight champion Anderson Silva at UFC 67 earlier this year.

The title fight was his reward for winning the show, but he couldn't make the 185-pound limit. It was then relegated to a three-round nontitle bout.

Lutter — who was gaunt and weak from the drastic weight cut — performed well against the powerful striker early on. He achieved full mount and had many fans believing that he would indeed pull off the upset.

But during the second round, Lutter got caught in a tight triangle and was forced to tap.

He retreated to his Brazilian jiu-jitsu school in Texas after the loss, and hasn't really been heard from since.

Until now.

This will mark the first fight for Jensen inside the Octagon. He has primarily competed in smaller shows such as Victory Fighting Championships and International Fighting Championship throughout his career, putting together a solid run.

In fact, his only loss is to the top welterweight contender in the WEC, Brock Larson.

For the developing UFC 74 fight card click here.

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