Bellator has parted ways with nine fighters headlined by veterans Roger Huerta and Brandon Girtz.
The promotion had officials inform MMAJunkie of the news and the list of names of the fighters who will no longer be competing under the Bellator banner. The biggest name being Huerta the former UFC veteran who became the first mixed martial artist to don the cover of Sports Illustrated back in May 2007. He struggled during his time competing in the Bellator cage going 1-6 in his seven bouts for the promotion and fighting the likes of Eddie Alvarez, Benson Henderson, Patricky Freire, and Pat Curran.
Girtz was maybe the most surprising name to see on the list of fighters leaving Bellator, he competed 16 times under the companies banner and went 8-8 in those fights. The seven other fighters that parted ways with the promotion included featherweights Arbi Mezhidov, Gabriel Varga, and Richie Smullen, bantamweights Cal Ellenor and Frans Mlambo, and lightweights Paul Redmond and Ryan Roddy.