Nov 17, 2012; Montreal, QC, Canada; Alessio Sakara celebrates after a Middleweight bout against Patrick Cote at UFC 154 at the Bell Centre. Sakara was disqualified for an illegal hit and Cote won. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Three fighters released by the UFC


Dana White and the UFC have made it known that their roster is too full. With the addition of yet another division, this time the Women Straw-weights, expect to see more and more fighters cut.

Today, the UFC has announced that it has cut George Sotiropoulos, Rosi Sexton, and Alessio Sakara. UFC Tonight tweeted the news earlier:

Both Sakara and Sotiropoulos were on four fight losing streaks inside the Octagon. Sexton was 0-2 in her two fights inside the Octagon, including a bludgeoning from Jessica Andrade earlier this year.

Sakara, who made his UFC debut back in 2005, was 6-8 with 1 no contest in his UFC career. His best stretch came from 2008-2010, where he won three fights in a row. He last fought late replacement, Nicholas Musoke, where he lost via armbar in the first round.

Sotiropoulos was a member of TUF 6 and also coached TUF: The Smashes against Ross Pearson. Sotiropoulos started his UFC career at an incredible 7-0. He looked to be only a win or two away from a possible title shot at Lightweight. Once his competition raised, however, Sotiropoulos was unable to keep his streak alive. He last fought against KJ Noons at UFC 166, losing a decision.

Tags: Alessio Sakara George Sotiropoulos Jessica Andrade Rosi Sexton Ross Pearson UFC UFC Tonight