After a 0-2 run in the Octagon, Western Australian welterweight Steven Kennedy has reportedly been released from the UFC.
He is just one of 11 fighters that appear to have had their UFC contracts terminated after UFCFIGHTERSiNFO, a Twitter script that publishes changes on the UFC website, indicated that a number of fighters profiles had been removed.
An official statement has not been made.
Kennedy was brought in to the UFC on short notice to take on Peter Sobotta back in June 2015. Kennedy traveled to Germany on a few days notice where he lost to Sobotta via a first-round submission. He returned to take part on Melbourne’s UFC 193 show in November however in another disappointing performance, he lost a unanimous decision to fellow Australian fighter Richard Walsh.
Prior to his UFC bouts, Kennedy was riding a seven fight win streak on local promotions which included wins over the likes of Manny Rodriguez, Daniel Way and Callan Potter.
Fight News Australia did reach out to Steven Kennedy for comment.
Joining Kennedy in having their profiles removed are Steve Montgomery, Marcio Alexandre Jr, Konstantin Erokhin, Hayder Hassan, Marcin Wrzosek, Leo Kuntz and long time veterans Danny Castillo and Mike Pierce.