The Round Up: UFC fight announcements for this week

Renan Barao is back this December against Mitch Gagnon 

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UFC matchmakers got busy this week booking several notable fights for the rest of 2014 as well as a few key matchups to start the year in 2015.

Following a weight cutting disaster in his last fight, former UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao gets back in action at UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Dollaway in December against unlikely contender Mitch Gagnon.

Also announced this week, Urijah Faber returns to the fold in December at an already stacked UFC 181 fight card to take on prolific knockout artist Francisco Rivera.

To catch up on all the fight matchups made this week, check out a full list released by the UFC ending the week on Saturday, October 18.

UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Bisping in Sydney, Australia on November 8

Aljamain Sterling vs. Frankie Saenz

UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler 2 in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 6

Urijah Faber vs. Francisco Rivera

Alex White vs. Clay Collard

UFC Fight Night on FOX: Dos Santos vs. Miocic in Phoenix, Arizona on December 13

Claudia Gadelha vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk

UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Dollaway in Barueri, Brazil on December 20

Renan Barao vs. Mitch Gagnon

Dan Miller vs. Daniel Sarafian

Tim Means vs. Marcio Alexandre Jr

Jake Collier vs. Vitor Miranda

UFC 182: Jones vs. Cormier in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 3, 2015

Shawn Jordan vs. Jared Cannonier

Louis Gaudinot vs. Kyoji Horiguchi

UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 31, 2015

Thiago Alves vs. Jordan Mein

Andy Enz vs. Thiago Santos

Richardson Moreira vs. Ildemar Alcantara