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Sean Salmon loses in main event of IFO show

UFC fighter Sean Salmon lost in a match for the vacant IFO light heavyweight title in Las Vegas last night on a card promoted by Richard Steele’s Steele Cage Promotions. Salmon submitted to a guillotine choke applied by former UFC and Pride fighter Travis Wiuff at  3:37 of round one, according to

Salmon has one fight remaining on his UFC contract and is on temporary leave. The loss to Wiuff could trigger the UFC to release Salmon from his contract early, as that is typically the case with fighters who lose while on leave from the UFC.

UFC veterans Rich Clementi and Philadelphia-native Justin Levens both fought on the card as well. Clementi submitted Kyle Gibbons with a rear naked choke at 2:18 of round one while Levens lost for the seventh time in his last nine fights by dropping a unanimous decision to Nate James.

  • james says:

    Salmon seems like a genuinely nice guy, but this guy just doesn’t seem to have what it takes to make it in the UFC, plain and simple. He lost to Rashad, then to Belcher at a lower weight class in under a minute, and squeaks by with a unanimous decision in a minor league event against a can, and now gets submitted after that. Sorry pal.


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