Ji Yeon Kim Off Roster Following Controversial Fight, Two Other Fighters Gone Following UFC Charlotte

Ji Yeon Kim, UFC Charlotte
Ji Yeon Kim, UFC Charlotte ceremonial weigh-in Credit: Bryson Hester/Cageside Press

Following this past weekend’s UFC Charlotte card, three fighters have been shown the door by the promotion.

With all three suffering losses at the Fight Night event, Ji Yeon Kim, Chase Sherman, and Jessica-Rose Clark have all been removed from the UFC roster.

UFC Roster Watch, an automated service that monitors the promotion’s athlete database, took note of the moves. Clark, who found herself submitted by octagon newcomer Tainara Lisboa, confirmed the news, noting that the fight had been the final bout on her UFC contract.

“That was the last fight on my contract. We’ve got plans for the next step and I’m so so excited!” wrote Clark on social media. “I’ll put a video on IG in the next couple of days once I’ve had a chance to decompress. Thank you everyone for the constant love and support.”

“Jessy-Jess” joined the UFC in 2017, and picked up wins over Bec Rawlings and Paige VanZant right out of the gate. She would go 2-5 after that, however, losing her last three fights, all by submission.

Ji Yeon Kim’s release should come as no surprise, after she let emotions overcome her against Mandy Bohm in Charlotte. Their grudge match got ugly when Kim hit her opponent with a kick after the bell at the end of one round, then kneed her in the head illegally in the third, ending the fight early.

Despite two points being deducted from the South Korean, the result was still a split decision in favor of Bohm. The loss was Kim’s fifth straight.

Chase Sherman, who stuck around the UFC thanks to his willingness to fight on short notice, was 1-6 in his past seven fights. He fell via decision to Karl Williams on the UFC Charlotte preliminary card.

Following a loss to Jake Collier in 2022, the promotion let Sherman walk at the end of his contract — but he was immediately re-signed to face Alexander Romanov on short notice. He wound up going 1-3 under his new deal, with a win over Jared Vanderaa, and losses to Williams, Romanov, and Waldo-Cortes Acosta.


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