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UFC releases 8 fighters from their roster

According to UFC Roster Watch, eight competitors were dropped from the UFC's official roster last night.

Misha Cirkunov, Louis Cosce, Charlie Onitveros, Nick Maximov, Magomed Mustafaev, Jesse Ronson, Cameron VanCamp, and Darian Weeks are the competitors who have had their ranks erased.

These fighters haven't necessarily been cut from the UFC just because they were taken off the roster. Some may not have signed new contracts after their old ones expired. However, this is frequently a hint that a fighter's time in the Octagon may be coming to an end.

One of these competitors, Cirkunov, is the most well-known; he competed in a co-main event match last year. In that bout, Ryan Spann used a TKO to defeat the Canadian.

Cirkunov's four-fight losing streak began with the defeat to Spann and included losses to Krzysztof Jotko (who was also recently released), Wellington Turman, and Alonzo Menifield. The Menifield defeat—a TKO—took place at UFC Vegas 62 last month.

After joining the UFC in 2015, Cirkunov began his career in the Octagon with a four-fight winning streak, stopping Alex Nicholson, Nikita Krylov, and Ion Cutelaba. He was inconsistent after those victories, losing to Volkan Oezdemir, Glover Teixeira, and Johnny Walker while also defeating Jim Crute and Patrick Cummins.

Following a victory on the Contender Series, Cosce advanced to the UFC. He failed to win the promotion twice, most recently falling to Trevin Giles.

To face Kevin Holland in 2020, Onitveros joined the UFC as an extremely last-minute substitute. He fell short by giving in. He then dropped his following three UFC matches.

Maximov, who is coached by the Diaz brothers, recently suffered a defeat against Jacob Malkoun despite having a winning record in the UFC (3-2).

Since 2015, Mustafaev has competed five times for the UFC. The Dagestani defeated Rafael Fiziev in 2019 with a stunning spinning backfist KO victory.

Ronson had an 0-2 (1 NC) record with the UFC since joining in 2020.

VanCamp went 0-2 after debuting with the promotion this year.

Weeks, who fought pro in boxing and MMA before joining the UFC went 0-3 in the Octagon.


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