November 2022: UFC Parts Ways With 2 Former Champions, 1 Title Challenger, 7 Fighters Total

November 2022: UFC Parts Ways With 2 Former Champions, 1 Title Challenger, 7 Fighters Total

By Abdullah Ouazri
Friday, December 2, 2022, 2 months ago

November of 2022 saw 7 fighters be released from their UFC contracts, 2 of which were former undisputed champions.

Let's take a look at the list:

Frankie Edgar

After suffering a 1st-round knockout loss against Chris Gutierrez at UFC 281 at Madison Square Garden in his retirement fight, former UFC Lightweight champion and Featherweight title challenger Frankie Edgar's contract with the UFC has officially been made void.

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Joanna Jedrzejczyk

The consensus Strawweight goat Joanna Jedrzejczyk has also retired from mixed martial arts, ending her contract with the UFC. Her last fight was a rematch against Weili Zhang at UFC 275 in Singapore. She lost via 2nd-round knockout.

Nate Diaz

After years of love and hate between Diaz and the UFC, the two have finally parted ways. Diaz fought out the last fight on his contract in the main event of UFC 279 vs. Tony Ferguson. Diaz won by 4th-round submission.

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Sergey Khandozhko

At just 31 years of age and only three fights into his UFC career, Sergey Khandozkho has called an end to his mixed martial arts journey and retired from the sport. His last fight was a 2nd-round TKO win over Dwight Grant.

Ramona Pascual

After an 0-3 run in the promotion riddled with weight issues, the UFC has released Pascual from her contract and cut her from the roster. Her last fight was a 1st-round knockout loss to Tamires Vidal at UFC Fight Night: Rodriguez vs. Lemos.

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Shanna Young

Young joined the UFC in 2020 and went 1-3 in her time since. Her most recent fight was a rematch against Miranda Maverick at UFC Fight Night: Rodriges vs. Lemos. She lost the bout by unanimous decision.

Silvana Gomez Juarez

Similar to the last entry, Gomez Juarez was also 1-3 in the UFC. Her stint began in 2021 when she would lose two fights in a row via armbar. She picked up a KO win over Liang Na before losing to Karolina Kowalkiewicz by decision at UFC 281.

With this release, the UFC has also signed 7 new fighters. Keep an eye out for that article next.

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