MENU
#UFC Fight Night 83 #Saturday Night Fights #GGG #Luke Rockhold #David Branch #Phoenix Fight Night #Vengeance Fighting Alliance #Duelo De Giagantes



DaMarques Johnson has been released by the UFC following his Sept. 29 submission defeat to Gunnar Nelson at UFC on Fuel TV 5. The welterweight announced the news via Twitter late Monday night.

“And the hits keep on coming,” Johnson wrote. “No longer a UFC fighter.”

Johnson, 30, has lost four of his last five fights, with three of those defeats coming in recent succession. “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 9 runner-up earned victories over Edgar Garcia, Brad Blackburn, Michael Guymon and Clay Harvison during his three years with the Las Vegas-based promotion.

All three of Johnson’s recent defeats were recorded this year, as the 27-fight veteran began 2012 with an April submission defeat to British talent John Maguire before suffering a devastating second-round knockout at the hands of returning Octagon staple Mike Swick on Aug. 4 at UFC on Fox 4.

Johnson accepted his UFC on Fuel TV 5 bout with Nelson on short notice, filling in for an injured Pascal Krauss. Though the bout was supposed to take place at a 175-pound catch-weight, Johnson came in heavy at 183 pounds. Nevertheless, the fight was given the green light, and Nelson wasted no time in taking Johnson to the mat at Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, England. The Icelander then avoided an omoplata attempt and captured Johnson’s back, cinching a rear-naked choke and forcing Johnson to tap at 3:34 of the opening frame.

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

Galleries

Gunnar Nelson Fights

  • 6 months ago
  • 1100 views

Comments

Show Comments

Related News

Daniel Cormier 'Very Emotional' over Jon Jones' Potential UFC 214 Drug Violation

  • 27 days ago
  • 223 views

Dethroned UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier has released a statement detailing his "very emotional" state after it was reported Jon Jones failed a drug test prior to their recent rematch read news >>

Joby Sanchez Has Fought His Way Back To The UFC | MMAWeekly.com

  • 19 days ago
  • 1 views

After being released from the UFC following The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale in late 2015, flyweight Joby Sanchez has fought his way back to the organization. read news >>

Gunnar Nelson's team disappointed after appeal fails in UFC Fight Night 113 loss

  • 6 days ago
  • 66 views

UFC welterweight Gunnar Nelson’s attempt to appeal his TKO loss to Santiago Ponzinibbio failed.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC 216: Ferguson vs. Lee Official Fight Poster Released (PHOTO) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 7 days ago
  • 10 views

UFC 216 appears to be remaining as the Tony Ferguson vs. Kevin Lee show as the official fight poster was unveiled. read news >>

Paul Felder discusses Saturday's commentary-booth debut at UFC Fight Night 116

  • 7 days ago
  • 3 views

UFC lightweight Paul Felder will join Jon Anik and Dominick Cruz in the commentary booth on Saturday at UFC Fight Night 116.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Mickey Gall Books His Next Fight at UFC 217 in New York | MMAWeekly.com

  • 6 days ago
  • 22 views

Mickey Gall is back. The welterweight fighter who came to prominence after beating former WWE superstar CM Punk last year has booked his next fight against Randy Brown at UFC 217 in New York on Nov. read news >>

UFC Fight Night 116 pre-event facts: Which headliner is least-hit fighter in UFC history?

  • 6 days ago
  • 7 views

The facts, figures and potential milestones on the line at UFC Fight Night 116, featuring a Luke Rockhold vs. David Branch main event.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Lopez completes destiny with UFC contract

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 views

Benito Lopez fought the fight of his life on Aug. 22, but even with that gritty 3-round split decision on the 8th week of the Contender Series, Lopez didn’t know if it was enough to earn a UFC contra read news >>

UFC's Ed Herman shares absolutely gruesome photo of his 'ripped' finger (WARNING: GRAPHIC)

  • 6 days ago
  • 50 views

Ed Herman’s choice of hashtags to describe this injury? #pain #blood #bone #ouch. Consider yourself warned.Filed under: Blue Corner, Featured, Featured Videos, News, UFC read news >>

UFC Unfiltered Episode: Kamaru Usman and UFC 215 Recap

  • 7 days ago
  • 5 views

The Nigerian Nightmare, Kamaru Usman, calls in to talk to Jim and Matt about his UFC Fight Night Pittsburgh bout against Sergio Moraes, and a lot more. Plus, the guys recap all the action from Edmont read news >>