Joe “Daddy” Stevenson Cut by UFC After Four Straight Defeats Inside the Octagon

“Ultimate Fighter” season two winner and former UFC lightweight contender, Joe Stevenson has become the latest fighter to be cut from the Las Vegas based promotions roster after losing four straight fights inside the octagon.

Stevenson began wrestling at the age of 11 and started Jiu Jitsu at the age of 13. He has spent most of his recent training at Marc Laimon’s Cobra Kai in Las Vegas. However, in March 2008, Stevenson opened his own school in his hometown of Victorville, California. “Joe Stevenson’s Cobra Kai” teaches MMA as well as boxing, kickboxing, wrestling and Jiu Jitsu. On November 8, 2008, Stevenson earned his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Robert Drysdale. After his loss to Diego Sanchez, Stevenson got a call from Rashad Evans for an invite to check out his camp at Jackson’s Submission Fighting. After being reluctant at first, he finally joined Greg Jackson’s camp in April 2009.

Stevenson has lost his last four fights with the promotion and six of his last eight. At UFC 110, Stevenson lost a unanimous decision to George Sotiropoulos, a left hook KO loss to Mac Danzig at UFC 124 – his first KO loss since 2002. Stevenson suffered his 3rd consecutive loss after falling short via unanimous decision to Danny Castillo at UFC on Versus 3. Joe “Daddy” was defeated by Javier Vazquez via unanimous decision in his featherweight debut at UFC on Versus 4. After having 4 consecutive losses, Stevenson was released from the UFC. He became the fourth “Ultimate Fighter” winner to be released from the UFC.

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