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UFC Cleans House, Releases Nine Including Chad Griggs, Marcus LeVesseur

Nine fighters have been released from the UFC in the past few days, according to a report by MMA Opinion. The nine fighters are Chad Griggs, Nick Penner, Marcus LeVesseur, John Cofer, Joey Gambino, Jeff Hougland, Jared Papazian, Yasuhiro Urushitani and Henry Martinez.

The moves likely have a lot to do with the recent folding of Strikeforce, as the UFC has inked several fighters from the promotion to new deals under the Zuffa umbrella.

All total, the night fighters went just 3-19 in their combined UFC careers. Urushitani was brought in as part of the first-ever UFC flyweight tournament, but was defeated by Joseph Benavidez.