After UFN 21 losses, Caol Uno and Lucio Linhares cut from the UFC

Japanese lightweight, Caol Uno and Former M-1 Challenge fighter, Lucio Linhares have become the latest fighters to be released from the UFC.

According to MMAFighting.com, Uno was released after a two fight losing streak with his most recent loss a first round TKO loss at UFC Fight Night 21 vs. Gleison Tibau.

Linhares is also coming off back-to-back losses, most recently a second round TKO loss to Yushin Okami at UFC Fight Night 21.

Linhares, speaking via Tatame Magazine earlier today, said:

“I thought the fight indeed was pretty good. Okami is very fast, but was too predictable and avoided the ground and blunt with the jabs. Things were going well, I was following the plan we made for the fight but then I got cut over my eye and couldn’t see anything. If it was my decision, I would have continued. For me it’s only done if I’m not conscious, but the doctor said it would be best for me to stop and so I did. It’s not nice to see that blood, it’s not good for the sport.”

“I think this was ‘the’ fight. I gave my best, didn’t give up and if I have to leave, I’ll do it with my head up. It’s really complicated my situation on UFC. Two defeats in two fight, regardless the fact I was against two top contenders. I’m not sure I’ll fight for the UFC anymore… I hope I will. I took off the stitches today (Wednesday), I begin to work on my physical next week and I believe that soon I can have normal trainings again.”

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