Jon Fitch and others released from UFC contracts

Jon Fitch, UFC

We reported last night that Jacob Volkmann announced that he had been released from his UFC contract after his loss to Bobby Green at UFC 156. Well, it looks like the UFC has released 16 more fighters, including former number one welterweight contender Jon Fitch.

UFC 156 medical suspensions: Several fighters facing potential long suspensions

ProMMAnow was notified of the suspensions from the Nevada State Athletic Commission, which regulated the UFC 156 event. The card saw 13 fighters receive medical suspensions for the efforts on Saturday night. There are several fighters that could be out for quite a while unless cleared by a doctor beforehand.

UFC on FX 5 main card recap: Silva TKO’s Browne, Dodson finishes Formiga to earn flyweight title shot

Antonio Silva capitalized on an apparent knee injury suffered by Travis Browne to earn a devastating first-round TKO stoppage to even up his UFC record at 1-1. Just as importantly, the win which came at 3:27 of the first round, stopped a two-fight skid for “Bigfoot.”