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Gilbert Yvel Retires On His Birthday

Former PRIDE and UFC fighter Gilbert Yvel has announced his retirement on Ground and Pound TV. It concludes a 16 year career.

He held key losses in PRIDE to the likes of Vitor Belfort and Don Frye. He lost all three of his UFC fights to Junior dos Santos, Ben Rothwell and Jon Madsen.

Yvel beat Damian Dantibo at RFA 1 in his light heavyweight debut once he was released by the UFC. He last stopped former UFC fighter Houston Alexander at RFA 2 in March 2012

Today, Yvel turns 37 and bolstered at 38-16-1-1 NC record.