The promotion needed to make room due to the huge influx of fighters from the Strikeforce organization, and that meant bringing down the hammer on several combatants that haven't been performing well.
The UFC is known to cut or release fighters who open with the promotion with two-straight losses, and the latest round of pink slips is no exception.
Bantamweights Byron Bloodworth (0-2 Zuffa), Jeff Hougland (1-2 Zuffa), Pedro Nobre (0-0, 1 NC Zuffa) and Ken Stone (2-3 Zuffa), along with lightweights John Cofer, Marcus LeVesseur and Henry Martinez, have been released.
Featherweight Joey Gambino, flyweights Jared Papazian and Yasuhiro Urushitani, light heavyweights Chad Griggs, Quinton Jackson and Nick Penner, are also off the Zuffa roster.
In the middleweight ranks, Josh Janousek was removed from the UFC's active database.
None of the cuts are particularly surprising, as the UFC often removes fighters who fail to win at least once in their first two appearances inside the octagon.
Urushitani's release is somewhat interesting since the UFC's flyweight division is fairly shallow, and Bloodworth fought well despite losing two in a row.
Quinton Jackson is the biggest name on the list of UFC releases, but he left the promotion on his own.
No word yet on where Jackson is headed, but he recently stated that he's interested in a boxing career.