Roosevelt Roberts Among Four Fighters Released From UFC

Roosevelt Roberts is among four fighters who have been cut from the UFC roster in recent days.

The 27-year-old Roberts had joined from the Contender Series back in 2018 and made a strong start, winning four of his first five fights in the promotion.

Along the way he defeated Darrell Horcher, Thomas Gifford, Alexander Yakovlev and Brok Weaver, with his only loss during that period being by unanimous decision against Vinc Pichel.

However, Roberts has since gone winless in his last three outings, including two first round submission losses against Jim Miller and Kevin Croom (the latter of which was amended to a no-contest ruling after his opponent tested positive for marijuana), while he was then KO’d by Ignacio Bahamondes in August, which appears to have led to the UFC’s decision to part ways with him.

Joining Roberts heading out the exit door will be Anderson dos Santos, Jamey Simmons and Drako Rodriguez, who have all been on losing runs of late in the promotion.

It should be noted that there’s already been a major influx of new talent to the UFC’s roster in recent weeks due to multiple fighters having been signed from the Contender Series and so it was always likely that some cuts would have to be made to make room for them.