The UFC have released two Brazilian fighters from the roster, with both Rafael ‘Feijao’ Cavalcante and Daniel Sarafian being shown the door in recent days.
The 35 year-old ‘Feijao’ is a former Strikeforce light-heavyweight champion who transitioned over to the UFC in 2013 with a cloud over his head, having tested positive for steroids in his last fight for that promotion.
Still, having stopped the likes of Muhammed ‘King Mo’ Lawal and Yoel Romero with strikes during his time in Strikeforce there were hopes that ‘Feijao’ would be an exciting addition to the UFC ranks, but it didn’t turn out that way.
In the end ‘Feijao’ recorded just a 1-4 record during his time in the Octagon, earning a lone victory against Igor Pokrajac along with losses to Thiago Silva, Ryan Bader, Patrick Cummins and most recently Ovince St. Preux.
The 33 year-old Sarafian entered into the UFC via the first season of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil, and actually fought his way to the final on the show, but then was forced to pull out due to an injury.
Sarafian wasn’t able to maintain his form when he finally had a chance to make his UFC debut, losing out to CB Dolloway, and in total producing a disappointing 2-4 record during his three year run in the Octagon.