The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has parted ways with three of its fighters following their losses at UFC Charlotte. According to sources with knowledge of the situation, Jessica-Rose Clark, Jin Yeon Kim, and Chase Sherman have either been released from their contracts or not re-signed after completing their latest contracts.
Clark, a veteran bantamweight fighter from Australia, was hoping to turn her luck around after losing two fights in a row. However, in her match against Tainara Lisboa, Clark struggled to keep up with her opponent’s striking and ultimately submitted to a rear-naked choke in the final minute of the bout.
Clark has had a difficult time with injuries both in and out of the cage, most recently suffering a dislocated elbow in her previous match against Julia Stoliarenko. Although she managed to defeat Sarah Alpar in 2020, she tore her ACL and was out of action for more than a year.
Kim’s loss at UFC Charlotte was marred by controversy. The 33-year-old flyweight fighter was handed a technical decision against her opponent after landing an illegal knee, resulting in a second point deduction in addition to the first point that had been taken away for striking after the end of the second round. This was Kim’s fifth consecutive loss in the UFC.
Sherman, a heavyweight veteran, was defeated by Karl Williams via unanimous decision in what was his second consecutive loss. With this result, Sherman’s UFC career stands at 2-6.
It is not unusual for the UFC to part ways with fighters following a series of losses or poor performances. However, these roster removals always have an impact on the fighters’ livelihoods and can be difficult to handle. Whether these fighters choose to pursue other opportunities is yet to be seen, but it is clear that their time with the UFC has come to an end.