Report: UFC Roster Loses Nine Fighters

A recent report from Nolan King of MMA Junkie has detailed the departure of nine fighters from the UFC roster. Per the report, the UFC has parted ways with Aleksandra Albu, Ali Alqaisi, Cyril Asker, Alex Chambers, Chris De La Rocha, Syuri Kondo, Bojan Mihajlovic and Suman Mokhtarian.

Some of the mentioned fighters have been inactive for years, with others having last competed just months ago.

Out of the group, the most recent to compete was Alqaisi. The bantamweight made his UFC debut in August, losing a split decision to Irwin Rivera. He lost his last appearance as well, dropping a decision to Tony Kelley.

Albu leaves the UFC roster after four fights. Albu joined the UFC roster in 2015, defeating Izabela Badurek via submission. After picking up another win, she slipped into a two-fight losing streak in 2019.

Asker, a former EFC Heavyweight Champion, has left the UFC lineup after taking his third loss. Switching between wins and losses throughout his five-fight UFC run, Asker earned his third loss in 2018, getting stopped within a round by Tai Tuivasa.

A three-fight losing streak has called an end to Chambers’ UFC career. Her third loss came in 2018, where Livinha Souza stopped her in the first round with a guillotine choke.

De La Rocha is part of the heavyweights that have reportedly parted ways. De La Rocha fought four times in the UFC, putting together a sole win along with three losses. He lost to Juan Adams in his last bout, which took place in late 2018.

Kondo’s three-fight losing streak from 2018 to 2019 has concluded her UFC run. Fighting under the name “Syuri,” Kondo has since been active on the pro wrestling scene in Japan. She has already competed 15 times in 2021 under promotion Stardom.

Mihajlovic’s win-less UFC run will not continue, per reports. Debuting at heavyweight then later dropping to light heavyweight, Mihajlovic lost three consecutive bouts via stoppage from 2016 to 2017.

Mokhtarian, a competitor on season 27 of “The Ultimate Fighter,” has departed the lineup as well. His last bout was in late 2019, where he lost a decision to Seung Woo Choi.

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