UFC Parts Ways With Demian Maia and Jimmie Rivera

UFC has recently parted ways with two veterans of the promotion. Demian Maia and Jimmie Rivera are no longer part of the roster, per a report from Damon Martin and Mike Heck of MMA Fighting.

Maia, 43, is leaving the promotion after an astounding 33 bouts. He first joined the UFC back in 2007 and has scored 22 victories in his time.

He challenged for the UFC Welterweight Championship twice in his career, facing Anderson Silva in 2010 and Tyron Woodley in 2017.

Maia’s last fight was a unanimous decision loss to Belal Muhammad at UFC 263. It was his second consecutive loss.

Rivera, a regular of the bantamweight division, first joined the UFC in 2015. He had a hot start to his run with the promotion, earning five consecutive wins.

Munhoz lost his last fight, dropping a unanimous decision to Pedro Munhoz in February. The fight was his third loss through his past five outings.

Maia and Rivera are just some of the many names who have departed the UFC recently. Reports over the past week have detailed that Ryan Benoit, Jerome Rivera, Justin Jaynes and Yancy Medeiros are no longer working with the promotion as well.

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