Esther Lin, MMA Fighting
The UFC has released two more fighters from their roster following a busy week of "house cleaning", as Brazilian featherweights Diego Nunes and Milton Vieira are no longer with the organization.
As you can expect to read often over the next several weeks, more fighters have been released from the UFC. Brazilian featherweights Diego Nunes and Milton Vieira are the latest cut casualties. MMA Opinion tweeted the news earlier today:
Diego Nunes and Milton Vieira cut from thw UFC.— MMA Opinion (@MMA_Opinion) February 22, 2013
Nunes' entire UFC run was inconsistent, alternating wins and losses for a 3-3 overall record. His wins came against Bart Palaszewski, Mike Brown, and Manny Gamburyan, while his losses were vs. Kenny Florian, Dennis Siver, and most recently Nik Lentz. All six of his fights went the distance.
Vieira, aged 34, went 0-1-1 in the UFC, losing to Godofredo Pepey by controversial split decision, and drawing Felipe Arantes at UFC 147 in Milton's debut. Most media members overwhelmingly scored Vieira the winner over Pepey. However, in the Arantes fight, the general consensus was that Arantes should've had a win and not a draw.
UFC president Dana White stated yesterday that 100 fighters are facing the chopping block, and so far we've had 18 cuts this week alone.
For more news and updates on the list of UFC roster cuts, head over to Zane Simon's UFC roster table.