Former four-time UFC middleweight title contender Yoel Romero was released from his UFC contract. According to company president Dana White, at least 60 more fighters will also be cut from the roster.
- Romero has three fights left in his UFC contract. He is on a three-fight losing streak and hasn't won a fight since 2018.
- According to White, Romero was cut because he is an aging fighter who is on a three-fight losing streak. Romero is 43 and hasn't won since 2018.
- White described the current UFC roster as "very inflated," with more than 600 fighters under its payroll. A bulk of the signings came from his Tuesday Night Contender Series, featuring young up-and-comers.
- The last time Romero saw action was in March, against current middleweight champion Israel Adesanya. He lost the fight via unanimous decision.