The fighter exodus is the latest example of the cuts UFC President Dana White promised in February. White explained that the promotion had 475 competitors under contract, and estimated that 100 fighter cuts were on the way. The UFC’s roster has expanded in recent times due to several factors, including the development of the flyweight and women’s divisions and an influx of Strikeforce talent.
Garcia exits the UFC on the heels of five straight losses, and Palaszewski posted a three-fight skid on his way out the door. Meanwhile, Garza had lost three of his last four bouts, while Carvalho was released following a technical knockout loss to Darren Elkins at UFC 158.
Duran leaves the organization following back-to-back setbacks, and Holobaugh was released following a unanimous decision defeat to Steven Siler in his Octagon debut. Meanwhile, “TUF 15” alums Sam Sicilia and Justin Lawrence were dropped after two straight losses, as was Japanese talent Issei Tamura.view original article >>
Whether UFC 215 remains a sellout after its main event was canceled is anyone’s guess. But UFC exec David Shaw is still bullish on the promotion’s prospects for its first trip to Edmonton.Filed under read news >>
Jesse Taylor was recently popped for a UFC anti-doping violation, but he vowed to fight the charges. read news >>
Daniel Cormier understands and agrees with why he is once again the UFC light heavyweight champion. He just has a hard time reconciling it emotionally. read news >>
Based on a new event poster and the UFC.com bout listing, longtime UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson’s attempt at one of MMA’s most prestigious records will be relegated to co-main-event stat read news >>
Excited to be in Japan against an opponent he requested in Ulka Sasaki, things may be looking up for Brazilian flyweight Jussier Formiga.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
The UFC Fight Night card in Norfolk, Virginia continued to grow on Tuesday with a pair of bouts being added to the card taking place on Nov. 11. Top five ranked bantamweight contender Raphael Assunca read news >>
Sage Northcutt is scheduled to fight for the first time this year and will do so at lightweight.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Brazilian heavy hitter John Lineker meets Ecuadorian up-and-comer Marlon Vera in a bantamweight encounter.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Combate Americas is going old school with a one-night tournament in Mexico.Filed under: News read news >>
Follow along for UFC Fight Night 117: Saint Preux vs. Okami full live results and fight stats. First fight is slated for 7:30 pm ET on Saturday. read news >>