Andy Ogle given the knickname “The Little Axe” form Newcastle, England first burst on to the mainstream in 2012 when he was selected to be a participant on The Ultimate Fighter: Live by defeated Brendan Weafer via unanimous decision at the try outs to move into the Ultimate Fighter house.
Ogle was on Urijah Faber’s team and in the last quarter-final fight of the season, Ogle was selected to fight one of Team Cruz's best fighters in Mike Rio. Ogle earned the upset victory after submitting Rio with a rear-naked choke in the second round.
In the semi-final round Ogle was chosen to fight Team Faber teammate, Al Iaquinta. Ogle lost the fight via TKO in the closing moments of the first round, eliminating him from the competition.
Despite not winning the show, UFC President Dana White decided to sign all sixteen cast members to exclusive UFC contracts. Ogle was linked to a bout at the The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale on June 1, 2012. However, due to being medically suspended after his KO loss to Al Iaquinta in quarter-finals of the show, Ogle was not able to compete on the card.
Ogle lost in his UFC debut to Akira Corassani via split decision on September 29, 2012 at UFC on Fuel TV 5. There was a lot of displeasure with the decision as many spectators and MMA website columnists believed Ogle had won the fight.
Ogle would then fight former featherweight title contender, Josh Grispi, on February 16, 2013 at UFC on Fuel TV: Barao vs. McDonald. After three rounds, Ogle won the fight via unanimous decision.
Ogle was expected to face Conor McGregor on August 17, 2013 at UFC on Fox Sports 1: Shogun vs. Sonnen. However, Ogle pulled out of the bout due an injury and was replaced by Max Holloway.
Ogle is now expected to face Cole Miller on 26 October 2013 at UFC Fight Night 30.
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