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Ben Nguyen announces UFC release

UFC 193 Weigh-Ins
Ben Nguyen says he will "cherish forever" his three and a half years in the UFC.
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Ben Nguyen is no longer on the UFC roster.

The flyweight announced on his social media on Friday that he has been released by the promotion following a unanimous decision defeat to Wilson Reis at UFC Adelaide, which took place Dec. 1 in Australia.

Competing in the Octagon for three and a half years, “Ben 10” compiled a 4-3 record with wins over Alp Ozkilic, Ryan Benoit, Geane Herrera and Tim Elliot. It’s still unclear if the UFC will really get rid of the 125-pound division in 2019, but the fact is Nguyen was let go following back-to-back defeats to Jussier Formiga and Reis.

Check Nguyen’s statement below.

What a journey it has been! I want to thank everyone who has supported me since day one when I set out my goal to fight in the UFC. This is one of the toughest sports in the world, and like anything we have our ups and we have downs.

Unfortunately the down is that I have been released by the UFC.

I may not have had the opportunity to fight for UFC gold but I’m grateful to have fought for the UFC and shared the centre spotlight with many great flyweights. I have met a lot of great people and made heaps of friends throughout my time in the UFC. These are memories I will cherish forever.

I look forward 2019 and the new opportunities that may arise.

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