Russian Lightweight Roman Bogatov Released from UFC After Foul-Filled Debut

By Tristen Critchfield Aug 10, 2020


Roman Bogatov has been released from the Ultimate Fighting Championship after just one appearance with the Las Vegas-based promotion.

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.

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