Bontorin plans to maneuver to bantamweight after a bad weight cut sent him to the hospital, prompting the UFC name off his struggle with Manel Kape in Singapore. The 2 had been rebooked from UFC 252 when an ankle harm pressured Bontorin to withdraw.
The information was confirmed to MMA Preventing by individuals with data of the fighter’s launch and first reported by MMA reporter Alex Behunin.
Bontorin earned a 2-3 document with one no-contest within the UFC flyweight division. His struggle cancellation at UFC 275 marked his second weight difficulty within the promotion. He most not too long ago appeared within the octagon in January at UFC Vegas 46, the place he was outpointed by way of cut up name by Brandon Royval.
A veteran of Dana White’s Contender Sequence, Bontorin earned a UFC contract with a submission win over Gabriel Silva. He adopted up with subsequent triumphs over Magomed Bibulatov and Raulian Paiva, however stumbled in fights in opposition to Ray Borg and Kai Kara-France. Then a call win over Matt Schnell was overturned when he examined optimistic for a performance-enhancer. He was given a reduced suspension when he proved his optimistic was attributable to a tainted complement.
MMA Preventing has additionally discovered that Gloria de Paula has accomplished her contract and was not re-signed, and Timur Valiev is now not on the roster, an individual with data of his UFC departure informed MMA Preventing.