Sergio Moraes’ seven-and-a-half year run in the UFC has come to an end after the UFC decided to cut the welterweight from their roster following a recent losing streak.
The 37-year-old initially arrived in the UFC back in 2012 courtesy of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil, where he would make it to the final, but then lost to Cezar Ferreira.
However, Moraes then became an established presence in the UFC by racking up six wins and a draw in his next seven outings, before his unbeaten stretch came to an end with a KO loss to Kamaru Usman in 2017.
Moraes got back on track with two notable wins over Ben Saunders and Tim Means last year, but 2019 hasn’t been kind to ‘The Panther,’ suffering a trio of defeats.
Initially there was a unanimous decision loss to Anthony Rocco Martin, but worringly he’s since suffered back-to-back KO losses at the hands of Warlley Alves and James Krause, which was enough for the UFC to bring his 8-5-1 run in the Octagon to a close.