Quick Hits: Leites Cut, Hominick-Taurosevicius & More


Mark “The Machine” Hominick. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

- Former UFC middleweight contender Thales Leites has been given his walking papers by the UFC. Leites was last in action at UFC 101: Declaration where he dropped a controversial split decision to Alessio Sakara. [.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)]

- Former Affliction featherweights Mark “The Machine” Hominick and Deividas Taurosevicius will lock horns at the upcoming WEC 43 card in Youngstown, Ohio. Hominick and Taurosevicius were originally expected to meet at Affliction: Trilogy before the card was canceled and the promotion ceased operations. [MMA Junkie]

- Former UFC heavyweight contender Vladimir Matyushenko is the latest Affliction fighter to sign under the Zuffa umbrella. Matyushenko will return to the octagon at UFC 103: Franklin vs. Belfort when he takes on UFC newcomer Igor Pokrajac. [MMAWeekly.com]

- Reports have surfaced indicating that UFC newcomer Jake Ellenberger will step up and face Carlos Condit at UFC Fight Night 19. Condit was originally slated to face Chris Lytle but the fight was scrapped when Lytle suffered an injury. [MMAWeekly.com]

- Continuing with the theme of fighters being released, reports have surfaced indicating that The Ultimate Fighter alumni Dan Cramer and George Roop were released following their bouts at UFC 101. [MMA Torch]

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