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    LAS VEGAS, NEVADA โ€“ DECEMBER 18: (R-L) Matt Sayles punches Jordan Leavitt in their lightweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on December 18, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

    Age: 27

    Record: 8-4

    UFC record: 1-3

    One of the first to earn a contract on Dana Whiteโ€™s Contender Series, Season 2, Matt Sayles had a lot of hype entering his promotional debut. A loss against a gritty Sheymon Moraes was followed by a submission win against Kyle Nelson. He then lost back-to-back fights against Bryce Mitchell and Jordan Leavitt, by twister and inverse triangle choke respectively. Sayles was not renewed after the Leavitt loss, which took place in December.

    MMA Junkie confirmed Saylesโ€™ departure with a person close to the situation after algorithm-based Twitter account UFC Roster Watch tweeted he was no longer rankings-eligible.



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