In perhaps unsurprising news, Sergio Moraes’ run in the UFC is over.
MMA Fighting reported on Monday that the Brazilian welterweight has been released by the promotion after his third-round KO loss to James Krause at UFC Sao Paulo earlier this month. Moraes is currently on a three-fight losing streak, with the Krause bout representing arguably the worst performance of his UFC tenure.
A runner-up in the middleweight tournament of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil season one, Moraes (14-6-1) immediately returned down to welterweight and embarked on a run of 6-0-1 over a five-year span. The 37-year-old’s unbeaten streak ended with a brutal KO loss to current welterweight champion Kamaru Usman.