Fan-favorite Kendall “Da Spyder” Grove became the latest TUF champion chopped from the UFC’s roster today after dropping three of his last four fights and never quite fulfilling the potential shown during his run on the Ultimate Fighter Season 3.
Five Ounces of Pain was able to confirm the 12-9 Grove’s release with a source close to the situation.
The lanky Hawaiian exits the UFC with a winning record in the Octagon (7-6) and a number of notable wins including success against Evan Tanner, Jake Rosholt, and Alan Belcher. However, after debuting with three straight wins the 28-year old was knocked out in back-to-back bouts against Jorge Rivera and Patrick Cote and split his eight in-ring appearances since. Grove’s most recently fought late last month at UFC 130 where he was outmuscled and outpointed by Tim Boetsch en route to a Unanimous Decision loss.
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