After Four Fights, Mallory Martin Parts Ways with UFC

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Mallory Martin, UFC 258 weigh-in Credit: Gabriel Gonzalez/Cageside Press

Mallory Martin is no longer a member of the UFC roster.

The 28-year old Martin (7-5) last competed in December, losing a unanimous decision against Cheyanne Vlismas. That fight marked the final bout on her contract with the company. The Denver, Colorado born fighter was not re-signed.

Twitter account UFC Roster Watch, an automated service that monitors changes to the promotion’s athlete database, first took note of the news on Tuesday.

Martin’s arrival in the UFC came following something of an interesting journey early in her career. Starting out 1-2, with one of those losses coming to future UFC prospect Maycee Barber, Martin worked her way up through Invicta FC, and appeared on Dana White’s Contender Series in 2019. She’d end up winning her fight on the show, but was not signed to a UFC deal, instead heading back to Invicta, where she picked up one more win later that year, in November.

A month later, she would make her UFC debut on short notice against former Invicta strawweight champ Virna Jandiroba. The bout did not go her way, with Jandiroba winning via submission. Martin then bounced back, defeating Hannah Cifers in August of 2020 by way of rear-naked choke.

Unfortunately, Martin dropped both of her fights in 2021, losing in a submission to Polyana Viana before dropping the aforementioned decision to Vlismas.