The UFC has parted ways with a couple of fighters.

In an effort to trim its massive roster, the Las Vegas-based promotion has either released or chosen not to re-sign eight fighters as per MMA Junkie.

The most notable name is welterweight Ben Saunders. Competing in his second stint with the UFC, Saunders has had a poor string of results having lost his last four outings, including six of his last seven. His most recent setback came in a knockout defeat to welterweight veteran Matt Brown at UFC 245 in December.

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Another name no longer in the UFC is Brazilian heavyweight Junior Albini. Although he debuted in the promotion with a TKO win over Timoth Johnson back in 2017, he has gone on to lose his next four. His most recent defeat was a TKO by Maurice Greene last summer.

He already has his next fight booked, however.

Other names released include bantamweight Brandon Davis; welterweight Nathan Coy; bantamweight Jin Soo Son; heavyweight Daniel Spitz; women’s flyweight Kalindra Faria; and bantamweight Grigorii Popov.

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Do any of these releases shock you?