Five fighters are not on the UFC roster, together with a former bantamweight contender.
Multiple folks with information of the releases just lately knowledgeable MMA Junkie of the roster strikes however requested to stay nameless for the reason that promotion hasn’t made an official announcement. The roster modifications got here to gentle after the fighters have been moved to the “former fighters” part of the UFC’s web site (h/t UFC Roster Watch).
Check out the current UFC departures beneath. The roster strikes, until explicitly famous, are usually not essentially a “cut.” The UFC could have elected to not re-sign sure fighters who have been on the finish of their contracts.
UFC file: 5-5
At one level pegged by many as the subsequent huge factor at 135 kilos, Thomas Almeida departs the UFC on a four-fight dropping streak. The skid got here after a 5-1 begin to his promotional tenure. While within the UFC, Almeida defeated Brad Pickett and Yves Jabouin amongst others. Still solely 30, Almeida is hopeful a win or two outdoors of the promotion will carry him again.
MMA Junkie’s Farah Hannoun confirmed Almeida’s departure with somebody with information of the scenario Saturday.
UFC file: 2-4
A cast-member on “The Ultimate Fighter,” Season 26, Emily Whitmire misplaced her promotional debut to Gillian Robertson on the undercard of the season’s finale. After back-to-back wins over Jamie Moyle and Aleksandra Albu in her subsequent two fights, Whitmire misplaced three straight fights previous to her UFC exit.
MMA Junkie’s Nolan King confirmed Whitmire’s departure with somebody with information of the scenario Sunday.
UFC file: 2-5 with one no contest
Boston’s Mike Rodriguez burst onto the nationwide radar when he flattened Jamelle Jones with a contract-earning flying knee on “Dana White’s Contender Series,” Season 1 in 2017. Through the span of a eight-fight promotional tenure, Rodriguez produced combined outcomes. His UFC wins got here towards Adam Milstead and Marcin Prachnio. He exits the UFC on a three-fight dropping skid, together with a controversial defeat to Ed Herman in September 2020.
MMA Junkie’s Nolan King just lately confirmed Rodriguez’s departure with somebody with information of the scenario.
UFC file: 0-3
A multitime Dana White’s Contender Series winner, Antonio Arroyo earned his UFC deal in July 2019. Three losses to Andre Muniz, Deron Winn, and most just lately Joaquin Buckley led to his UFC departure.
MMA Fighting reported information of Arroyo’s departure Saturday.
UFC file: 0-2
A former LFA champion, Sarah Alpar entered the UFC after a 2019 win on Dana White’s Contender Series. However, she’d come up quick in each of her UFC appearances. After a TKO loss to Jessica-Rose Clark in her debut, Alpar began a Go Fund Me to assist with funds. The account made headlines when YouTuber-turned-boxing-star Jake Paul and Triller donated a complete of $30,000 to the fund. Weeks later, she’d lose a unanimous resolution to Erin Blanchfield.
MMA Junkie’s Nolan King confirmed Alpar’s departure with somebody with information of the scenario Saturday.