According to a report by Combate out of Brazil, UFC veteran Paulo Thiago has been released from his fight contract.
Thiago signed a new deal with the promotion despite a string of losses earlier this year. However, he was handed a third straight defeat at the hands of Sean Spencer in Brazil this past September.
During his run, Thiago (15-8) went just 5-8 with the promotion, including seven losses in his last nine Octagon appearances. His last win came in 2013 when he earned a decision over a debuting Michel Prazeres.
Thiago debuted in 2009 carrying a 10-0 record with him and earned a first round knockout of former No. 1 contender Josh Koscheck. However, later that year, he was handed a decision loss to Jon Fitch. The Brazilian posted back-to-back wins vs. Jacob Volkmann and Mike Swick.
In 2010, though, Thiago lost decisions to Martin Kampmann and Diego Sanchez that sent him on his skid. He topped David Mitchell in 2011 but was again defeated twice in a row vs. Siyar Bahadurzada and Dong Hyun Kim.
Thiago currently works for the BOPE, which is a special forces unit in Brasilia, Brazil.