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Chonan and Bielkheden handed walking papers by the UFC

Yesterday middleweight Jason MacDonald revealed that he had been released by the UFC and today multiple reports indicate that three other fighters have been released by the promotion in the wake of their defeats at UFC 97 in Montreal earlier this month.

MMAjunkie.com reported earlier in the day that David Loiseau’s second tour of duty in the UFC lasted all of one fight. Loiseau now finds himself out of the promotion against following his unanimous decision defeat on April 18 at the Bell Centre.

And now a report by Fighters Only reveals that Ryo Chonan and David Bielkheden are also no longer on the UFC roster. Chonan, a former star in the PRIDE Bushido series, saw his lifetime record inside the Octagon fall to 1-3 following a split decision defeat to newcomer T.J. Grant. Meanwhile, Bielkheden, a Swedish fighter, fell to 1-2 in the UFC after being submitted by Mark Bocek at 4:57 of round 1.

MacDonald, Chonan, Loiseau, Bielkheden bring the total number of fights cut following UFC 97 to five as season eight light heavyweight finalist Vinny Magalhaes was also released following his unanimous decision loss to Eliot Marshall.

6 COMMENTS
  • Jstew3785 says:

    Good. Both these guys were not UFC caliber fighters.

  • Austin says:

    That’s right, cut the guy who beat Anderson Silva.

  • Jstew3785 says:

    Yeah, cut the guy that beat Anderson Silva in 2004. The guy who has lost 3 out of 4 in the UFC. The guy who has an overall record of 15-10. He was being dominated by Silva until he landed that lucky flying scissor heel hook anyway. So you think we should keep him around based on what he did in 2004? Nevermind that he lost to the likes of TJ Grant and Brad Blackburn, lets just keep him around based on that. Wow, what was I thinking when I said that?

  • inkythewinky says:

    jstew seems upset that u made that comment austin

  • Jstew3785 says:

    No it’s just when someone tries to make you look stupid, you answer back.

  • GetItOn says:

    Austin, were you mad when Marvin Eastman was booted from the UFC. Hell, he beat Rampage right? Black on black crime baby!

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