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The UFC Releases Akihiro Gono

Entertaining Japanese MMA veteran Akihiro Gono has been released from the UFC. Gono’s release comes after his decision loss to Jon Fitch at UFC 94 in January.

The loss to Fitch was Gono’s 2nd straight and he carried an overall UFC record of 1-2; his lone UFC win came over Tamdan McCrory at UFC 78 in November 2007.

However, it appears Gono will not be unemployed for long as he is currently in negotiations with the Japanese-based Sengoku promotion. If Gono reaches a deal with Sengoku then he could fight for them as early as May 22nd for Sengoku 8.