The UFC has released middleweight Denis Kang as well as lightweights Jason Dent and Roli Delgado from their contracts following recent losses. News of the their UFC releases was first being reported by Cagepages.com.
Kang would be a relevant pickup for any promotion, as he may head over to Strikeforce, with the San Jose-based promotion being on a recent signing frenzy. Another option for him would be to go back overseas and compete in Japan's Dream organization. He could also be a good pickup for rising Canadian promotion Maximum Fighting Championship. Meanwhile, Dent and Delgado would be logical pickups for the WEC. Delgado has recently stated that he plans on dropping down to featherweight so the WEC would be a good fit for him.
Kang is coming off of a loss against Michael Bisping at UFC 105 last month. He exits the UFC with a 1-2 record, losing in his UFC debut against Alan Belcher at UFC 93 and then picking up his lone Octagon win over Xavier Foupa-Pokam at UFC 97.
Prior to coming to the UFC, Kang competed all over the world for notable promotions such as; Pride, Pancrese, Spirit MC, TKO, Extreme Challenge, Ultimate Warrior Challenge and Dream. He has put together a 32-12-1 MMA record over his long 11-year career. Kang has finished 27 of his 32 career wins and holds notable career victories over the likes of Pat Healy, Andrei Semenov, Murilo Rua and Akihiro Gono.
Delgado began his UFC career as a cast member on TUF 8. He was victorious in his UFC debut, scoring a second-round submission win over fellow TUF 8 cast member John Polakowski in December 2008. However, things would take a turn for the worse, as he exits the UFC having lost back-to-back fights against Paul Kelly at UFC 99 and most recently Andre Winner at UFC 105.
During his seven-year career, Delgado has competed for other notable promotions such as Modern Ringsport, Extreme Brawl, and Absolute Fighting Championships. He sports a 8-5-1 overall MMA record, finishing all but one of his eight career wins including five coming by submission.
Dent came back to the UFC as a cast member of The Ultimate Fighter 9. He most recently went 1-1 with the UFC in what was his second stint with the promotion. He defeated fellow TUF 9 cast member Cameron Dollar at TUF 9 finale in June and in his last fight suffered a second-round submission loss against George Sotiropoulos at UFC 106 on Nov. 21.
Dent exits the UFC with an 1-3 record, going 0-2 in a previous stint with the promotion from September 2006 to March 2007, where he suffered back-to-back losses against Roger Huerta and Gleison Tibau. The King of the Cage and Icon Sport veteran has put together a 19-10 MMA record since turning pro in May 2003. He has finished all of his 19 career wins including an impressive 15 wins coming via submission.