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UFC welterweight Kyle Noke announces retirement from MMA

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Esther Lin

Long-time UFC fighter Kyle Noke is walking away from MMA competition.

The Australian welterweight made the announcement through his Twitter account on Saturday night following his decision loss to Omari Akhmedov at UFC Fight Night 101 in Melbourne.

Noke, 36, began fighting professionally in 2002, and compiled an impressive record of 16-4-1 before making his way to the big stage – the UFC. The Australian fighter competed in the 11th season if The Ultimate Fighter under coach Chuck Liddell. Noke didn't win the tournament that season, but went on to compete and have a long career in the UFC, fighting 12 times for the promotion over a span of six years.

Noke retires with a professional MMA record of 22-10-1, and a record of 6-6 in the UFC. He also leaves the sport with victories over notable opponents such as George SotiropoulosChris CamozziCharlie Brenneman, and Brian Ebersole.