Earlier today we named two fighters that have been released from the UFC. We said that more releases were expected however we did now realise that more would come today. We can now reveal that seventeen fighters have been released from the organisation in total today.

Among the list is former title challenger Jon Fitch who was once considered the best welterweight on the planet not named Georges St. Pierre.

Three Brits have also been released as Che Mills, Terry Etim and Paul Sass can no longer call themselves UFC fighters.

The full list of fighters released are as follows:

Jon Fitch

Paul Sass

Che Mills

Terry Etim

Wagner Prado

Mike Russow

Josh Grispi

Jacob Volkmann

Aaron Simpson

Vladimir Matyushenko

Jay Hieron

Jorge Santiago

Mike Stumpf

Simeon Thoreson

C.J. Kieth

Motonobu Tezuka

Ulysses Gomez

We at the Fight Lounge would like to wish all these fighters the best of luck in their future endevors.

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By Nathan Court (@nathancourt)

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