UFC middleweight Dave Branch has been released from the promotion following his loss to Rousimar Palhares at the UFC on Versus 3 show earlier this month in Louisville.
Sources close to the fighter confirmed his release with MMAWeekly.com on Wednesday.
Branch, who is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under legendary trainer Renzo Gracie, went 2-2 during his time with the UFC.
His two wins came via decision over Tomasz Drwal and Rich Attonito, but suffered a vicious defeat in his first fight being slammed by Gerald Harris and then the submission loss to fellow black belt Rousimar Palhares.
Branch continues to train at the main Renzo Gracie Academy in Manhattan, and will look to earn his way back to the UFC in the future.