UFC releases Sheila Gaff following TKO loss to Amanda Nunes

USA TODAY Sports

Sheila Gaff becomes the first female UFC fighter released from the promotion following her 2nd loss in as many fights.

The UFC women's bantamweight division is just 6 months old and has already seen its first official release. Germany's Sheila Gaff has the unfortunate tag of being the first female fighter cut from the promotion. German website Ground and Pound confirmed Gaff's release last night.

Gaff (10-6-1) suffered consecutive one-sided TKO losses to Sara McMann and then recently Amanda Nunes to see herself out of the UFC after failing to pick up a win. The 23-year-old has lost 4 of her 6 pro fights outside of the 2 minute mark, including both UFC losses, whereas the majority of her wins have come inside 2 minutes.

In fairness to Gaff, she is probably best suited at flyweight, a women's division currently not in the UFC, so Invicta seems like the most likely and logical landing place for her as she looks elsewhere for her next fights. According to Gaff's manager, a decision has not yet been made on her future.

SBN coverage of UFC 163: Aldo vs. Korean Zombie

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Bloody Elbow

You must be a member of Bloody Elbow to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bloody Elbow. You should read them.

Join Bloody Elbow

You must be a member of Bloody Elbow to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bloody Elbow. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker