Light heavyweight Reese Andy cut from the UFC


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With a roster over 200 fighters, the UFC has made it a priority to trim its roster in hopes of pairing it down close to 150 contracted fighters on its roster.

Just this week alone FiveOuncesOfPain.com has learned that Rich Clementi, Luigi Fioravanti, Derek Downey, Christian Wellisch, and Eddie Sanchez have all been cut within the past week and past month. Five Ounces of Pain has also confirmed that light heavyweight Reese Andy has been dropped from the roster as well.

Andy, a former amateur wrestling standout from the state of Washington, made his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night 14 this past July against Brandon Vera in a bout that was a part of Spike TV’s broadcast. Andy ended up losing the fight via unanimous decision.

He then returned at UFC 92 in Las Vegas this past December where he was matched up against another former standout amateur wrestler in Matt Hamill. While Andy was able to go the distance with Vera, he ended up succumbing to Hamill when he was TKO’d due to punches at 2:19 of round 2.

According to a source close to Andy, he was released from his contract almost immediately after suffering his second consecutive UFC loss at UFC 92.

Prior to signing with the UFC, Andy had competed as a heavyweight in the now-defunct International Fight League where he compiled a 5-1 record with notable victories over Jamal Patterson and current UFC fighters Krzysztof Soszynski and Mike Ciesnolvevicz. He also holds a win against former ICON Sport middleweight champion Kala Kolohe Hose.

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