Nick Penner, Joey Gambino, 7 Others Released From UFC
Canada’s Nick Penner and Tristar’s Joey Gambino have been released from the UFC, among others. According to MMA Opinion, Chad Griggs, Nick Penner, Marcus LeVesseur, John Cofer, Joey Gambino, Jeff Hougland, Jared Papazian and Yasuhiro Urishitani and Henry Martinez are the nine UFC fighters who have been released. The group had a combined 3-19 record with the UFC.
Nick Penner was 0-2 in the UFC, but was hoping to stay on with the UFC after a Fight of the Night performance in his last bout with Cody Donovan. Unfortunately, the UFC needed to make room for ex-Strikeforce fighters, so Penner was released.
Joey Gambino was also 0-2 in the big show. His most recent fight was against Diego Brandao at UFC 153 in Brazil.