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Loiseau, Chonan, and Bielkheden Released by UFC

David Loiseau

David Loiseau

Three more fighters have been released by the UFC as lightweight David Bielkheden, welterweight Ryo Chonan, and middleweight David Loiseau have been cut by the promotion following losses in April at UFC 97. Fighters Only was first to report the cuts on Tuesday.

Over the weekend, the UFC released veteran middleweight Jason MacDonald.

Bielkheden (13-7) was 1-2 in his time with his UFC, defeating Jess Liaudin while suffering losses to Diego Sanchez and, most-recently, Mark Bocek.

Chonan (16-9), a DEEP and PRIDE veteran, went just 1-3 in the UFC, earning his lone victory over Roan Carneiro in September 2008 following a debut loss to Karo Parisyan. His release comes after losing back-to-back bouts to Brad Blackburn and TJ Grant.

After back-to-back losses forced from the UFC in 2006, Loiseau was re-signed by the promotion after winning four of five bouts. However, “The Crow” suffered a lopsided unanimous decision loss to Ed Herman at UFC 97 in his return that has resulted in him being released yet again.

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