Paulo Thiago’s inability to get back in the win column has finally caught up with him as he’s now been officially released from his UFC contract.

The Brazilian welterweight fighter was last seen competing in September at UFC Fight Night 51, losing by unanimous decision to Sean Spencer. Prior to that he’d also lost the same way to Gasan Umalatov along with a first round submission loss due to strikes against Brandon Thatch.

The 33 year-old had been skating on thin ice for quite some time even before that though, recording just two wins in his last nine Octagon outings.

This slump in form was a far cry from earlier in his career back in 2009 when he first joined the UFC with a perfect 10-0 record and then made an immediate impression by TKO’ing Josh Koscheck in his debut.

He also defeated Mike Swick and Jacob Volkmann in his first year with the promotion, while his only loss during that period came against Jon Fitch.

The Brazilian special forces operative has never been able to recapture that early form however and so with an overall 15-8 career record he’ll now need to find a new promotion to call home if he wants to continue to fight.

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