Ben Saunders Cut By The UFC

Say goodbye to “Killa B”, Ben Saunders cut by the UFC following his UFC 117 decision loss to Dennis Hallman. Saunder confirms the news on his Twitter account.

Sorry everyone I tried to fight my best these past two fights but ended up getting out worked… the UFC has officially cut me… the good news is they told me to work on my wrestling and ground game and then come back… So that is all I am going to be doing… improving dramatically and show them I belong. It was a honor to fight for the @UFC and I will make it back into the mix in due time… no one ever said my dream of getting that belt would be easy… in fact I was denied it as even a possibility and told I was crazy since I was a kid… look how far I have gone feeding off the doubters and haters… it just makes me that much more hungry… I’ll be back! There isn’t a doubt in my mind.

UFC 99 Results LIVE

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UFC 99 “The Comeback” live from the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany. Headlining the card is a 195lb catch weight battle between former UFC middleweight champion Rich “Ace” Franklin and former PRIDE head hunter Wanderlei Silva.

The preliminary card results should start flowing around 12:30pm EST.

SPOILERS after the jump

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UFC 96: Dustin Hazelett vs Ben Saunders

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A welterweight battle between super grappler Dustin Hazelett (12-4) and The Ultimate Fighter standout Ben Saunders (7-0-2) is in the works for UFC 96 on March 7 from the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, according to Sherdog.

Fighters have verbally agreed to the fight and bout agreements are waiting to be signed.

For the latest on UFC 96, check out our MMA Rumors section.