After eleven fights inside the Octagon, Godofredo Pepey’s time in the UFC has come to an end.
Pepey (13-6) lost in the final of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil season 1 to Rony Jason back in 2012, and had a bit of a rough start to his UFC career. After edging out Milton Vieira, Pepey wound up getting knocked out in guard by Felipe Arantes and Sam Sicilia in consecutive fights. The 30-year-old would rattle off three straight wins, including a memorably flying knee KO of Noad Lahat, as well as a flying triangle choke finish of Andre FIli.
The downslide for Pepey started with a decision loss to Darren Elkins in July 2016. Following a quick submission of Mike de la Torre, Pepey was bested on the feet by Shane Burgos in July 2017, then crushed by a Mirsad Bektic body shot this past January.
Pepey leaves the promotion with a UFC record of 5-6, and certainly his fair share of entertaining fights, win or lose.