Disclaimer: This information is all based on updates to the UFC.com lists of active fighters. Profiles will very likely still exist for each fighter as the UFC retains a database of all former competitors, but these fighters no longer appear on the UFC roster lists themselves. It often takes a day or so for roster changes to become apparent, so some fighters may still remain listed for the short term. All information in this post is gained through UFCFIGHTERSiNFO, a twitter account that uses a ruby script to check the UFC’s website for changes.
According to the information gathered by UFCFIGHTERSiNFO, the UFC has made some room in the promotions 135-pound division by letting go three of it’s bantamweight fighters including Edwin Figueroa, Junior Hernandez and Shunichi Shimizu.
Shimizu only had a one-fight contract with the UFC, and after losing his debut to Kyung Ho Kang in disappointing fashion he has been let go.
Figueroa went 2-4 while fighting in the UFC, but after going on a recent skid of 0-3, he will now likely receive his walking papers.
Hernandez went 0-2 while fighting under the Zuffa banner, suffering a submission defeat to Lucas Martins and a decision loss to Hugo Viana respectively.
Meanwhile, the apparent fourth fighter to have been let go is middleweight Brian Houston. Houston had joined the UFC after competing in just 4 professional fights, but after suffering losses to Derek Brunson and Trevor Smith, it looks like it’s back to the regional circuit for Brian.
Props to BloodyElbow for the find.This article appeared first on BJPENN.COM