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Franca, Wilson, Aurelio, and McCully Likely Cut From UFC

Hermes FrancaThe UFC has likely released Hermes Franca, Chris Wilson, Marcus Aurelio, and Justin McCully, as MMA Survival notes that all four have been removed from

Franca (19-8), a former WEC lightweight champion, has lost 3 of his last 4 fights, including a second-round TKO loss to Tyson Griffin last month at UFC 103.

A veteran of the IFL, Wilson (14-6) has also lost 3 of his last 4 inside the Octagon, most-recently losing back-to-back fights to John Howard and Mike Pyle.

After leaving the UFC following two-straight losses to Tyson Griffin and Franca in 2008, Aurelio (18-8) returned in August to suffer a split decision loss to Evan Dunham at UFC 102.

McCully (9-5-2) was unimpressive in four UFC bouts, going 2-2, including a unanimous decision loss to newcomer Mike Russow in August.

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