Jo Sung-Bin released by the UFC after just one fight
After reeling off nine finishes in a row and becoming one of the top prospects in the region, Jo (9-1) was signed by the UFC. He made his debut in early June on the main card of UFC on ESPN+ 11 in Stockholm against hometown favorite Daniel Teymur.
Going into the matchup many pundits felt it was a showcase for the South Korean but the fight did not go as expected. He was hesitant and awkward throughout, looking like a shell of himself. This led to Teymur sneaking away with a unanimous decision.
This lackluster performance resulted in the 27-year-old having his contract with the UFC terminated after just one fight.
Parting ways with the UFC is not the only change in his professional career. He recently left his long-time home Extreme Combat and has joined the growing stable of fighters at Apgujung Team MAD led by UFC veteran Dong-Hyun Kim.
There has been much speculation as to where the highly-touted striker will land. Despite this setback he is young, marketable and exciting so it will likely be only a matter of time before he is signed by another organization.