The first day of summer is officially here but it looks like the UFC is still doing a bit of Spring Cleaning, as six fighters have been removed from the organization’s website in a move likely signifying their time in the Octagon is up. Among the most notable names involved are Roger Hollett, Anthony Smith, Nah-Shon Burrell, and Karlos Vemola.
Bloody Elbow was first to catch the company’s changes. The other competitors seemingly released are Eddie Mendez (7-2-1) and Leandro Silva (11-1-1). In standard fashion all of the fighters were beaten in their most recent rumbles, many of which came earlier this month at UFC on Fuel 10.
The 9-4 Vemola was submitted in his last two tilts, though showed some solid potential in past finishes of Mike Massenzio and Seth Petruzelli. In fact, all of his wins have featured some form of stoppage, potentially making the 27-year old a hot prospect on the free agency scene for smaller promotions interested in exciting efforts and UFC veterans.
Hollett was 0-2 in his two UFC bouts but owns an overall record of 13-5, while Smith and Burrell both earned some credit as members of Strikeforce but couldn’t get it together on the sport’s biggest stage. Burrell is 9-3 with six TKOs, but lost to Stephen Thompson at UFC 160, while the 17-10 Smith was tapped out in less than two minutes in his only appearance under the promotion’s banner.