Randa Markos’ seven year run in the UFC has come to an end after the promotion’s current deal concluded without being offered a new contract.
The 36-year-old’s job had appeared to be on the line for some time as earlier this year she’d compiled just one win from her past six fights and was on a four-fight losing streak, having been defeated by the likes of Amanda Ribas, Mackenzie Dern, Kanako Murata and Luana Pinheiro.
However, there had appeared to be light at the end of the tunnel when Markos then went on to pick up a unanimous decision victory over Livia Renata Souza at UFC Fight Night 196 last month.
Unfortunately for ‘The Quiet Storm’, that proved not to be enough to convince the UFC to offer her a new deal, though it’s always possible she could fight her way back into the promotion in the future.
Markos first entered the promotion back in 2014 after appearing on TUF 20, where she fought her way to the semi-finals of the strawweight tournament, defeating Tecia Torres and Felice Herrig before losing to future champion Rose Namajunas.
Though Markos would go on to lose her first fight in the promotion by split decision to Jessica Penne, it was just the start of what would prove to be an 18-fight run in the promotion.
Putting together a consistent run of wins proved to be a challenge Markos was never able to achieve however, and though she did notch up notable wins over the likes of Carla Esparza, Angela Hill and Ashley Yoder along the way, she never managed to secure back-to-back victories and leaves with an overall UFC record of 7-10-1.