George Sotiropoulos spent six years fighting in the Octagon. | Daniel Herbertson/Sherdog.com
George Sotiropoulos, Rosi Sexton and Alessio Sakara have all been released by the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
The news was first reported by UFC broadcast partner Fox Sports. All three fighters’ profiles have been removed from UFC.com.
Sotiropoulos, 36, exits the Octagon on the heels of four consecutive defeats. A former “Ultimate Fighter” contestant and coach, the Aussie last competed on Oct. 19, when he dropped a unanimous decision to Strikeforce import K.J. Noons at UFC 166.
Also 36, Sexton won eight of nine bouts to earn her spot in the UFC but produced a 0-2 record upon her arrival, falling to Alexis Davis before suffering a one-sided decision loss to Brazilian prospect Jessica Andrade.
Like Sotiropoulos, Sakara departs the Las Vegas-based promotion with four consecutive defeats. The Italian was most recently submitted by Nicholas Musoke, who tapped out “Legionarius” with a first-round armbar this past October at UFC Fight Night 30.