Welterweight Greg Soto released by UFC

By Joe Rizzo

Welterweight Greg Soto has been released from the UFC, a source close to the promotion told MMA DieHards.

Soto (8-2) lost two of his three fights in the Zuffa promotion, most recently falling to Daniel “Ninja” Roberts via first-round submission by way of a kimura at UFC 125 on New Years’ Night.

The colorful Soto, who trains on the Jersey Shore at Kurt Pellegrino’s academy, was winning his UFC debut last March in Newark, N.J., when he illegally upkicked Matthew Riddle and lost by disqualification, his first defeat in eight career fights to that point. Soto, 24, rebounded with a dominant unanimous decision victory in Boston at UFC 118 against Nick Osipczak.



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