Bantamweight Vet Thomas Almeida Among Four Names No Longer on UFC Roster

Four more fighters have parted ways with the UFC as of late. Thomas Almeida, Sarah Alpar, Mike Rodriguez and Antonio Arroyo have reportedly departed the roster recently.

Evy Rodrigues was the first to report that Almeida and Arroyo were no longer with the promotion. Guilherme Cruz and Mike Heck of MMA Fighting broke the news of Alpar and Rodriguez leaving.

Almeida had a 10-fight run in the UFC that lasted from 2014 to 2021. He was one of the bantamweight division’s fastest rising names early in his promotional run, scoring four consecutive wins in the promotion and putting together an undefeated pro record of 21 wins.

Almeida’s UFC run comes to an end after losing four consecutive fights. He most recently competed in March, where rising prospect Sean O’Malley finished him in the third round after a dominant performance.

Rodriguez’s UFC run concludes with a record of two wins, five losses and one no contest. He has lost three straight over the past year, including a loss to Tafon Nchukwi a few weeks back

Arroyo’s UFC campaign is coming to an end after failing to attain a win through three fights. The 32-year-old took his third consecutive loss in September, getting stopped by Joaquin Buckley.

Alpar had the shortest stint in the promotion of all fighters parting ways. She fought only twice in the promotion, losing to Jessica-Rose Clark and Erin Blanchfield.

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