ByRyan Matsunaga, writer at
MMA fan, BJJ enthusiast, and Executive Publisher at Creators Media.
Ryan Matsunaga

Following a number of cuts in October, the UFC has decided to dismiss three more fighters from their roster.

The biggest cut is arguably Vaughan Lee, who has fought a total of eight times in the UFC. A talented bantamweight, Lee submitted "Kid" Yamamoto by first round armbar back in 2012, and more recently, scored a decision victory against Nam Phan last year.

Unfortunately, he was unable to put together back-to-back wins over his four year UFC career, which stifled his attempts to move up the division ladder. Lee has now signed with an independent Russian promotion.

The second cut is another bantamweight, Hugo Viana. Viana was among the competitors on the original season of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil, and won two straight in the UFC before losing to current champ T.J. Dillashaw.

Since then, he's been unable to escape the undercard, and after consecutive losses, he's been let go. He's since joined the RFA roster, an organization that the UFC often uses to scout for fresh talent.

Finally, featherweight Alan Omer has been cut after just two fights in the UFC. Omer lost his debut to Jim Alers at UFC Fight Night Abu Dhabi last year, before being defeated once again in Berlin against Arnold Allen. Omer has not yet signed with another promotion.


Latest from our Creators