After 16 bouts, Ilir Latifi and the Ultimate Fighting Championship have parted ways. The 39-year-old heavyweight and light heavyweight fighter is no longer on the UFC roster. The news was initially reported by Twitter account UFC Roster Watch and later confirmed by multiple outlets. Latifi reportedly completed his deal and did not have his contract renewed by the promotion.
Latifi’s UFC Career
The Swede known as “The Sledgehammer” last competed on May 20, when he dropped a split decision to Rodrigo Nascimento at UFC Fight Night 223. Latifi went 9-7 during his promotional tenure, earning wins over the likes of Alexey Oleynik, Ovince St. Preux, and Gian Villante.
Other Fighters No Longer on UFC Roster
In addition to Latifi, the following fighters are no longer on the UFC roster: Makwan Amirkhani, Tony Gravely, Trevin Jones, Mounir Lazzez, Omar Morales, and Batgerel Danaa. All completed their contracts and were not re-signed by the UFC, according to MMAFighting.com.