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UFC releases Sheila Gaff following TKO loss to Amanda Nunes

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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.

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