Days before Christmas, the UFC has released three MMA veterans from the roster: George Sotiropoulos, Alessio Sakara and Rosi Sexton.
Sotiropoulos is currently riding a four-fight skid, his most recent loss against K.J. Noons back in October. To his credit, all four of these losses were against top fighters. I would not be surprised if Sotiropoulos ended up fighting in Bellator.
Sakara, whose UFC run spanned eight years, has also lost four consecutive matches, which includes a defeat against Brian Stann. I think Sakara could find some matches on the regional circuit or Bellator to help build their middleweight division.
Sexton had been a part of the first wave of women’s bantamweights to enter the UFC. She went 0-2 in the octagon, losing to Alexis Davis and Jessica Andrade. Despite the defeats, Sexton displayed great heart during her matches. There is no doubt that we will see “The Surgeon” find bouts in Europe and the United States.
As with many fighters who are released from the UFC, fans could see Sotiropoulos, Sakara and Sexton back in the octagon someday.
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