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Canadian strawweight Randa Markos confirms her departure from the UFC

"One chapter has ended on to the next"

Randa Markos is moving on from the UFC.

The “Quiet Storm,” who debuted on the infamous TUF 20 season which established the formation of the company’s 115-pound division in 2014, took to Instagram to share some thoughts on her contract reaching its course.

It’s been a long journey. 18 fights with the UFC. Never turning down a fight, constantly active from day one. I am blessed to have had the opportunities I’ve worked hard to achieve. Although my contract is up with the UFC, fighting is in my blood. I don’t think I can ever just walk away from my passion. One chapter has ended on to the next. Thank you everyone that has helped me along the way. Thank you to all my amazing fans and thank you God. Excited and ready for what’s yet to come #blessed#ontothenext #ıraq #canada

Markos (11-11-1) compiled a 7-10-1 record in the octagon. She does have a February 2017 split-decision win over former champion Carla Esparza, but was 2-5-0 in her last seven fights. A decision win over Livinha Souza in her last bout at UFC Vegas 41 was not enough save her spot.

Markos and Khama Worthy have confirmed their departures via social media, but the UFC has not yet officially acknowledged anything, including the status of four other fighters:

UFC light heavyweight Andrew Sanchez

UFC strawweight Livinha Souza 

UFC welterweight Laureano Staropoli

UFC lightweight Teemu Packalen


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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