18-fight UFC veteran Matt Wiman has been released by the promotion following a three-fight losing streak. Raphael Marinho of Combate was the first to break the story.
Wiman’s release comes after a loss last week to undefeated Jordan Leavitt, who stopped him in 22 seconds after a knockout slam. The fight was Leavitt’s UFC debut after seven wins on the regional scene.
Wiman’s previous losses in the skid that lead to his release came in 2019 against Luis Pena and Joe Solecki.
Wiman entered the UFC in 2006, losing a fight to Spencer Fisher. He returned the next year on the fifth season of “The Ultimate Fighter.” Despite not making it to the finals of the show, Wiman was signed to the UFC afterwards.
Wiman’s best run came in 2007 and 2008, where he went on a four-fight tear that included three stoppage victories.