MMA heavyweight competitor Matt Mitrione has been released from his contract with Bellator.
MMA Junkie confirmed Mitrione become as soon as a piece of roster cuts following a story from MMA Combating on Monday night. Additionally integrated in the round of cuts were Ronny Markes and Adil Benjilany who both additionally competed at Bellator 262.
After departing from the UFC, Mitrione (13-9 MMA, 4-4-1 BMMA) started his Bellator bustle on a sizzling hotfoot of four wins in a row, including a first-round knockout of MMA story Fedor Emelianenko. Mitrione has since hit a tough skid, going winless in his 5 straight appearances with the promotion, including four losses and one no contest.
The promotion has opted to piece ways with the heavyweight following his most most stylish first-round loss to Tyrell Fortune at Bellator 262, a stoppage that Mitrione become as soon as upset about attributable to a clash of heads right thru a takedown.
Markes (19-9 MMA, 0-2 MMA) lost by first-round stoppage against Mentioned Sowma at Bellator 262. The extinct UFC middleweight didn’t file a victory in two outings in the Bellator heavyweight division.
Benjilany (6-3 MMA, 3-2 BMMA) is coming off a unanimous resolution preserve finish over Johnny Soto at Bellator 262, which ended a two-battle skid. Based entirely on his cornerman and UFC welterweight contender Belal Muhammad, Benjilany requested to be released attributable to lack of exercise.