UFC cuts Mandaloniz, Ebanez/Kawajiri

February 26th, 2009

The fight between Troy Mandaloniz and Paul Kelly at UFC 95 last weekend was good enough to get on TV, but not enough to save Manaloniz’s UFC career.

The company cut Mandaloniz yesterday, informing him of the news by e-mail.

“I thought I showed them what I was made of, but I guess not,” Mandaloniz said in a press release. “I don’t think I see too many other fighters out there fighting with the same passion and intensity that I bring.”

 Mandaloniz is 3-2 overall and 1-1 in the UFC after taking a unanimous decision loss to Kelly Saturday.

Also, Hilo’s Ross Ebanez will fight Tatsuya Kawajiri at DREAM 7 on March 8 at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan. The fight can be seen the following Friday on HDNET. Ebanez’s biggest fight to date is a TKO loss to Eddie Alvarez on a ShoXC card, but a win over Kawajiri, who hovers right around 10th in world lightweight rankings, would immediately thrust Ebanez into big-time status on the world stage. HUGE opportunity for Da Boss.

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