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UFC Releases Seven Fighters

Phil De Fries

The UFC has released seven more fighters following The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale and UFC on FUEL TV 9. Unsurprisingly, five of the cuts were members of The Ultimate Fighter 17 cast. British site MMA Opinion first announced the cuts and the UFC has since removed the fighters from their database.

Highlighting the cuts was heavyweight Phil De Fries, the English fighter started off on the right foot as he defeated Rob Broughton at UFC 138. De Fries dropped three of his next four to find himself on the cut list. De Fries lost to Matt Mitrione in his final appearance at UFC on FUEL TV 9.

The only moderate surprise on the list was TUF 17 fighter Collin Hart, who engaged in an absolute war with Luke Barnatt at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale. The performance seemed good enough to net a second bout, but Hart was still released following his loss.

Recent UFC Cuts:

  • Phil De Fries
  • Chris Spang
  • Jimmy Quinlan
  • Collin Hart
  • Kevin Casey
  • Gilbert Smith
  • Adam Cella

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Photo Credit: Gary A. Vasquez – USA TODAY Sports

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