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Kenny Robertson released after UFC 126 loss

If any doubt remains relating to the difficulty in maintaining a spot on the UFC’s roster, especially in one of the company’s deeper divisions, fans should direct their attention to the case of Kenny Robertson.

The welterweight, who turns 27 on Valentine’s Day, was shown little love by the promotion after falling for the first time in his career this past weekend at UFC 126 and handed his walking papers as a result. Five Ounces of Pain was able to confirm the news with sources close to Robertson’s camp.

Robertson was knocked out by Mike Pierce in the second round of their preliminary pairing.

Prior to the defeat Robertson had opened his career up with ten straight wins including success in August 2010 over TUF 6 alumnus John Kolosci at Bellator 25. Also notable, the Midwesterner has finished nine of the opponents he’s beaten with seven submission victories under his belt.


  • boomnutz says:

    I actually wanted to see this fight a lot…all I knew about Robertson was that he was undefeated, but Pierce is no joke, it’s a tough meal to stomach to get Pierce as your first fight, and then get the walking papers because you lose…

    poor dude, hope he makes it back

  • Dufresne says:

    I know they’re cutting people left and right these days, but I’m kinda surprised they cut a promising ww after his first loss.

    I can understand the cuts at LW, with the merger adding to the over abundance of talent there you’ve got to be on top of it to stick around. And while the ww division isn’t exactly low on talent, what they are low on is new talent. I figured they’d want to keep a guy like Robertson around for at least 2 fights just to give the ww division a new name to match against instead of recycling the same old fights.

  • MickeyC says:

    I figured gabe ruediger would have been chopped first.

  • adamsfamily says:

    I’m sure the UFC brought Ruediger in to get beaten up a few times for entertainment value alone. People remember TUF antics and after getting destroyed in his first two fight back. One more I reckon against a WEC wrecking machine.


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