Veteran flyweight contender Jussier Formiga, the lone guy to defeat UFC flyweight winner Deiveson Figuerido, has been unveiled by the UFC.
Although Figueiredo is currently riding a three-struggle dropping skid, the choice to launch him from the business arrives as a big surprise thinking of he was a leading-10 rated fighter. Just past year, he defeated Figueiredo, the current champion. Nevertheless, the promotion has built it official as Formiga has been formally pulled from the rankings. The news that Figueiredo experienced been released was 1st described by MMAFighting.com.
Formiga (23-8) is now driving a three-battle dropping skid to Alex Perez, Brandon Moreno, and Joseph Benavidez. The 35-12 months-outdated Brazilian has been a member of the UFC roster since 2012 and has a 9-7 overall history in the UFC. Some of his notable wins contain Figueiredo, Sergio Pettis, Dustin Ortiz, Chris Cariaso, and Ben Nguyen. He also has a notable split final decision decline to all-time excellent Henry Cejudo.
Nonetheless, in spite of all of Formiga’s good results in the sport — he has been a top-10 flyweight for above a ten years — he under no circumstances seriously caught on with audiences for whatsoever motive. Hardly ever known for his placing attack, Formiga has a lot more of a grappling-based mostly design and style the place he prefers to just take his opponents down and operate them on the mat. That is specifically how he defeated Figueiredo. But the UFC does not automatically like 1-dimensional grapplers and Formiga was deemed expendable by the matchmakers.
Formiga’s cut is just one of lots of that have by now happened, and a lot more that are poised to come in the close to potential with the UFC creating room for Contender Collection prospect, TUF alum, and cost-free agents. Despite the fact that Formiga is a excellent fighter who can nevertheless get fights at this degree of the sport, the UFC felt that they can transfer on with the division without having him.
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