Bantamweight competitor Walel Watson has been released by the UFC, confirmed Wednesday with the fighter's management.

The Californian's release was first reported on the Facebook page of British outlet MMA Opinion on Tuesday. Watson, 28, recently completed a four-fight stint with the Las Vegas-based organization that netted him a 1-3 promotional record. The 5-foot-11, 135-pound combatant was successful in his Octagon foray one year ago, earning a first-round technical knockout over fellow UFC debutant Joseph Sandoval at UFC Live 6.

Three consecutive defeats would follow for “The Gazelle,” however, as he dropped a hard-fought split decision to noted striker Yves Jabouin last December and was then dominated by “Ultimate Fighter” Season 14 finalist T.J. Dillashaw on Feb. 15 at UFC on Fuel TV 1.

Most recently, Watson was stopped by Canadian talent Mitch Gagnon at UFC 152 last month, as his stockier opponent stepped inside and cracked the Team Hurricane Awesome rep with a hard left hook that sent Watson reeling to the canvas. Gagnon pounced, winging ground-and-pound before taking Watson’s back and forcing the lanky bantamweight to tap out in just 69 seconds.

Prior to joining the UFC fold, Watson posted an 8-2 record to begin his career. After falling via submission in his pro debut, the Texas native won seven straight fights before suffering a technical knockout defeat to Cody Gibson at Tachi Palace Fights 9 last year. Watson has finished all nine of his conquered foes during his four years as a pro, earning seven submissions and two knockouts to his credit.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Alvarez-McGregor confirmed for UFC 205 at MSG

  • 29 days ago

Conor McGregor will challenge Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight title in the headline event of UFC 205 in November, UFC officials confirmed Monday. read news >>

Conor McGregor vs. Eddie Alvarez Confirmed to Headline UFC 205 in New York |

  • 29 days ago

Despite all the smoke and mirrors, UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor will fight lightweight titleholder Eddie Alvarez in the UFC 205 main event. read news >>

Eddie Alvarez-Conor McGregor confirmed for UFC 205

  • 28 days ago

Alvarez-McGregor confirmed for UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Nov. 12. read news >>

Dana White Confirms Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Michael Johnson |

  • 28 days ago

UFC president Dana White confirmed on Tuesday that lightweights Khabib Nurmagomedov and Michael Johnson has been finalized. read news >>

Manager expects 'Bigfoot' Silva to be released, head overseas, comments on Roy Nelson kick

  • 27 days ago

Antonio Silva’s longtime manager expects to restart the Brazilian heavyweight’s career overseas after his latest UFC loss.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

John Lineker says he's more deserving of title shot than Cody Garbrandt if he beats John Dodson

  • 26 days ago

PORTLAND, Ore. – There’s no confirmed No. 1 contender in the UFC bantamweight division, but it certainly looks like Cody Garbrandt is getting the next shot at champ Dominick Cruz. John Lineker thinks read news >>

Watch the first official promo for UFC 205 (Video)

  • 24 days ago

The first official promo for UFC 205 was released during UFC Fight Night: Portland to get you even more excited about the card.What a difference one week can make. At one point, nobody knew who was g read news >>

Sage Northcutt vs. Mickey Gall Fight Announced for UFC Fight Night Sacramento

  • 19 days ago

The UFC have confirmed that Sage Northcutt and Mickey Gall will face each other at UFC Fight Night Sacramento on Saturday, December 17. The organisation tweeted the news on Thursday: Northcutt holds read news >>

UFC 204 results: Stefan Struve defeats Daniel OmielaÅ?czuk via submission

  • 17 days ago

Struve Dominant On Ground In UFC 204 Win Over OmielanczukEngland continues to be very good toUFC heavyweight Stefan Struve.Fouryears after a TKO victory over UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic, St read news >>

UFC Fight Night 101 in Australia gets 3 new additions

  • 13 days ago

Next month’s UFC Fight Night 101 lineup has a trio of new additions.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>