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Carlos Eduardo Rocha Released by UFC

Written on July 01, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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Welterweight fighter, Carlos Eduardo Rocha, released by UFC after loss to Mike Pierce at UFC on FOX 3

Welterweight fighter, , has been let go by after a series of decision losses.

Rocha recently fought and lost to via a unanimous decision at UFC on FX 3. Pierce dominated Rocha in each if the three rounds of their preliminary card bout by releasing powerful strikes.

Rocha tells Brazilian MMA news outlet, Tatame about his UFC release:
“I went there to fight MMA and he wants to win by points,”
“… This is bull(expletive). … I had good performances and even so I was cut off. I didn’t expect this. … He didn’t attack me on the clinch, he didn’t hit me or let me hit him. That’s not MMA.”

Rocha earned a call from UFC after his successful MMA stint in Germany where he started his career with a record of 8-0 with seven finishes and a corner stoppage. He earned 7 of his wins in the first round.

Rocha went on with his impressive run by stopping Kris McCray with a first-round kneebar at UFC 122 in November 2010.

His series of misfortunes began in February 2011 after a controversial fight against Jake Ellenberger in UFC 126. He lost and got a 30-27 score from one judge, while the other two scored in favor of Ellenberger.

He was injured in the remainder of 2011 and nearly half of 2012 before he lost Pierce earlier this month, that prompted his release from UFC.

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