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Omari Akhmedov Released From The UFC After Latest Loss

Long-time UFC welterweight and middleweight fighter Omari Akhmedov has been released from the UFC following a split decision loss to Brad Tavares at UFC 264 last weekend.

The 33-year-old Akhmedov may feel a little hard done by as he’d actually won his previous fight against Tom Breese by submission back in January, and over the past five years had put together a 6-2-1 record in the Octagon.

That left his overall UFC record at 9-5-1, with some of his other most notable wins coming over the likes of Ian Heinisch, Tim Boetsch, Kyle Noke and Brian Ebersole during a 7+ year UFC campaign in which he also fought recent middleweight title contender Marvin Vettori to a draw.

At this stage there’s no official word on why he was cut, so it’s not clear if he still had fights remaining on his current deal, or if he just wasn’t re-signed after his latest contract ended.

Akhmedov’s release follows a trend of fighters being let go more frequently by the promotion in recent months as they look to trim back the roster.

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