Report: Jon Fitch, 15 Other Fighters Released from UFC

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Jon Fitch (pictured) was one of 16 fighters on Tuesday’s UFC cut list. Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images.

Former No. 1 welterweight contender Jon Fitch was one of 16 fighters released from the UFC on Tuesday, according to a report.

Fitch along with names like Vladimir Matushenko, Jay Hieron, Jacob Volkmann were among the names granted a release from the company.

The full cut list is as follows:

  • Jon Fitch
  • Wagner Prado
  • Mike Russow
  • Jacob Volkmann
  • Vladimir Matyushenko
  • Che Mills
  • Jay Hieron
  • Terry Etim
  • Paul Sass
  • Jorge Santiago
  • Mike Stumpf
  • Simeon Thoresen
  • C.J. Keith
  • Motonobu Tezuka
  • Josh Grispi
  • Ulysses Gomez
MMAFighting.com reported news of the releases, citing UFC president Dana White.

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