The UFC have released three fighters from the promotion, including a couple of long-serving veterans.
The best known name on the cut list this time around is Scott Jorgensen, a stalwart from the WEC days who had fought Dominick Cruz for the bantamweight title at that promotion’s last ever event, but then found the going much tougher in the UFC.
The 33 year-old has had more chances than most to prove himself during his 12 fight run in the Octagon given that he’s only won once in his last seven appearances, and he bows out with a disappointing overall 4-8 UFC record.
Another WEC veteran, the lanky bantamweight George Roop is also heading out the exit door after the 34 year-old suffered losses in three of his last four Octagon outings. In total Roop compiled a 4-6 stint during his UFC run.
Finishing off the round of UFC cuts is a less established fighter, Yui Chul Nam, better known as ‘The Korean Bulldozer’.
A former ROAD FC lightweight champion, Nam earned a split decision win in his UFC debut in 2014, but has since lost two fights in a row, also by split decision, which appears to have brought the UFC brass to the conclusion that he is no longer needed.