Zuffa Releases Marloes Coenen, Valentijn Overeem and Jon Olav Einemo from Team Golden Glory


Marloes Coenen

The Team Golden Glory vs. Zuffa battle is heating up as three more of the fighters from the Holland stable have been cut from Strikeforce and the UFC.

According to lead trainer Martijn de Jong, who first put the news out on his Twitter and later confirmed to MMAWeekly.com via email, former Strikeforce champion Marloes Coenen, Valentijn Overeem, and UFC heavyweight Jon Olav Einemo have all been released from their contracts.

The news is the latest strike thrown by Zuffa against Team Golden Glory after the initial move that saw Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem put on the chopping block.

Apparently, Zuffa and Team Golden Glory are not getting along, which may be a vast understatement considering the news from Wednesday.

Coenen is the former Strikeforce bantamweight champion, who just lost her belt to Miesha Tate last weekend in Chicago. Valentijn Overeem is also coming off a loss from his last bout against Chad Griggs, while Jon Olav Einemo only got one fight in the UFC, where he was defeated by Dave Herman at UFC 131.

The only fighter left under a Zuffa contract that currently fights full time out of the Golden Glory gym in Holland is current Strikeforce heavyweight Grand Prix fighter Sergei Kharitonov.

Kharitonov is currently slated to take on Josh Barnett in the semifinal round of the tournament on Sept. 10 in Cincinnati.


Damon Martin is the lead staff writer and radio host for MMAWeekly.com.
Follow
@DamonMartin on Twitter or e-mail Damon a question or comment.


Follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter and Facebook.


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

Related News

  • 25 days ago
  • 16 views

Check out a recap of episode No. 11 of “The Ultimate Fighter 20,” the first all-female season of the UFC’s long-running reality series.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 20 days ago
  • 484 views

Did you know that Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier are fighting next month? This video should get you extremely excited about this huge light heavyweight title fight. The UFC's PPV offerings for 2014 are read news >>

  • 19 days ago
  • 28 views

Two heavyweight legends collided in the Octagon at UFC 141 when former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar met former Strikeforce champion Alistair Overeem. read news >>

  • 19 days ago
  • 9 views

As one of three heavyweight showdowns scheduled to take place this weekend at UFC on Fox 13, veterans Alistair Overeem and Stefan Struve will attempt to impress and stake their divisional claim. In a read news >>

  • 20 days ago
  • 14 views

This Saturday, two UFC veterans will face off in the World Series of Fighting, as Jon Fitch squares off against the WSOF welterweight champion, Rousimar "Toquinho" Palhares. Palhares was released fro read news >>

  • 19 days ago
  • 8 views

One FC welterweight champion Ben Askren makes no bones about the fact he considers himself the world's top 170-pounder. And while he's not going to have the opportunity to test himself against the UF read news >>

  • 18 days ago
  • 32 views

Relive Alistair Overeem's UFC debut by viewing the full video of his TKO win over Brock Lesnar from 2011. It's been nearly 3 years since Alistair Overeem's UFC debut, which would ultimately double as read news >>

  • 18 days ago
  • 3 views

Could Jon Fitch head over to Asia to face off with Ben Askren one day? He says that the possibility does exist. Jon Fitch has a lot on his plate this weekend when he meets Rousimar Palhares for the W read news >>

  • 18 days ago
  • 18 views

Check out a recap of episode No. 12, the regular-season finale, of “The Ultimate Fighter 20,” the first all-female season of the UFC’s long-running reality series.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Jump to: