Report: UFC Releases Justin Willis


After suffering just one loss inside the octagon, Justin Willis has reportedly been released from the UFC.

In news first reported by TSN's Aaron Bronsteter, Justin Willis' time in the octagon has seemingly come to a close. Willis was last seen in defeat, dropping a unanimous decision against Curtis Blaydes at UFC Fight Night Nashville. Before that though, Blaydes was 4-0 on the UFC stage, not suffering a loss since his MMA debut.

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Most notably, Willis scored a victory over Mark Hunt in December 2018, sending 'The Super Samoan' out of the UFC with a defeat. Just months later though and it seems Willis is following the same path, being released after his very first promotional loss.

According to the original report, Willis turned down a July 20th fight against Walt Harris due to an uncertainty that he could make weight (266 lbs). As a result, Willis' name soon vanished from the UFC's Heavyweight rankings and has now seemingly been released as well.

Considering the Heavyweight division's lack of depth, Willis emerged as a name of relative interest last year but opposite Blaydes, his ceiling was made clearer. With that being said, he exits the UFC with an impressive 4-1 record while boasting an 8-2 tally overall.

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