Report: UFC Releases Elias Theodorou, Wilson Reis and Marcelo Golm


After releasing Justin Willis earlier this week, the UFC have now seemingly cut three more fighters from their roster as well.

Elias Theodorou is a former Ultimate Fighter: Nations winner and entered May on a three fight win streak. However, he was outpointed by Derek Brunson at UFC Fight Night Ottawa and according to reports from Globo's​​​​​​ Raphael Mariano, that result has cost Theodorou his UFC career. 'The Spartan' exits the UFC with an impressive 8-3 record inside the octagon and uniquely bids farewell with co-main event placement in his most recent bout.

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Elsewhere, former Flyweight standout Wilson Reis has also been released. The Brazilian grappler fought for UFC gold just two years ago but after being submitted by Demetrious Johnson, has since dropped 3 of his last 4. Those struggles begun against Henry Cejudo and Ben Nguyen and most recently, concluded with a TKO defeat opposite Alexandre Pantoja. He departs the UFC with a 7-6 tally inside the octagon.

Finally, Marcelo Golm has also been cut. The Brazilian Heavyweight arrived in the octagon with a submission win over Christian Colombo but has since struggled, losing three straight. That form included decisions losses to Timothy Johnson and Arjan Singh Bhullar respectively before last month, escalating with a knockout loss against Sergei Pavlovich.

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