UFC cuts Jared Rosholt and Rafael Calvacante
<p>The UFC has officially released heavyweight Jared Rosholt and <a href="http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Report-Rafael-Feijao-Cavalcante-Daniel-Sarafian-Released-by-UFC-102449">light-heavyweight Rafael Calvacante from the roster.</a></p>
<p>The UFC’s decision to cut Rosholt (14-3) was <a href="http://www.mmafighting.com/2016/3/30/11333094/ufc-releases-jared-rosholt">confirmed by MMAFighting on Wednesday this week</a>. He was released following a loss to Roy Nelson at UFC Fight Night 82, where he dropped a unanimous decision. The loss ended his three-fight win streak which included a win over Stefan Struve. Though Rosholt’s 6-2 UFC record wouldn’t usually warrant a release, all but one of his UFC wins came by decision as he was largely criticized for putting on mundane bouts.</p>
<p>Former Strikeforce light-heavyweight champion Rafael Calvacante (12-7, 1 NC) was cut after losing three fights in a row, including losses to Pat Cummins and Ryan Bader. Following the UFC’s acquisition of Strikeforce in 2013, Calvacante was signed by the UFC where he compiled a 1-4 record, with his single win being over Igor Pokrajac via first-round TKO. Most recently, however, the 35-year old lost a decision to Ovince St. Preux at UFC Fight Night 82.</p>
Jamal Khayat is a writer for RoughCopy MMA. He began his training in combat sports in 2009 and has competed as an amateur in both MMA and boxing. He is currently pursuing a B.S. degree in Physics at the University of Central Florida.