Roman Bogatov's contract with the UFC has been terminated after one fight in which he hit his opponent with 3 or 4 illegal strikes.— The People's MMA (@ThePeoplesMMA) August 8, 2020
Roman: "They told me today they had terminated the contract"#UFC #MMA #WMMA #TeamMMA4LIFE #MMATwitter pic.twitter.com/ekEVZ6UT9b
Tass was first to report the news. Bogatov dropped a unanimous verdict to Leonardo Santos in his Octagon debut at UFC 251 on July 11 in Abu Dhabi. Bogatov twice nailed his opponent with low blows before receiving a two-point deduction from referee Marc Goddard for an illegal knee.
Bogatov would go on to lose the fight by a trio of 29-26 tallies on the judges’ scorecards, his first defeat in 11 professional bouts. The 29-year-old Russian was a former lightweight champion in the M-1 Global organization.