The UFC parts ways with three more fighters

By Christopher Taylor - October 19, 2022

The UFC has parted ways with another three fighters according to recent reports from @UFCRosterWatch on ‘Twitter’.

Randy Costa, The UFC

It should also be noted that it has not been confirmed if all of these moves were outright releases or simply contracts which were not renewed.

The three fighters recently removed from the UFC roster are listed below:

Heavyweight: Aleksei Oleinik (60-17-1 MMA)

Oleinik was removed from the UFC’s active roster after fighting out his most recent contract with the promotion. ‘The Boa Constrictor’ most recently competed at UFC Vegas 61 on October 1st, suffering a unanimous decision loss to Ilir Latifi. The 45-year-old had gone just 1-4 over his past five Octagon appearances overall.

Bantamweight: Randy Costa (6-4 MMA)

Costa was served his walking papers after suffering three straight stoppage losses under the UFC banner. ‘The Zohan’ most recently competed at UFC Vegas 61, where he suffered a submission defeat to Guido Cannetti. Prior to that, Costa was coming off back-to-back TKO losses to opponents Tony Kelley and Adrian Yanez.

Welterweight: Yamato Nishikawa (21-3 MMA)

Nishikawa was expected to make his Octagon debut against Magomed Mustafaev at this weekend’s UFC 280 event in Abu Dhabi. However, according to reports, the Japanese standout is still under contract with another promotion (Shooto) and thus has been removed from the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s active roster until that situation is resolved.

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