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Bellator cuts Alexis Vila and Masakatsu Ueda after Season 6 tournament losses

Alexis Vila and Masakatsu Ueda were both defeated in the Bellator Season 6 bantamweight tournament and now both are looking for new work, as the fight promotion released them on Monday.

Vila (11-2) is a former Olympian who was ousted from the tourney by Luis Nogueira. The 41-year-old Cuban lost in the finals of the Season 5 tournament to newly-crowned champion Eduardo Dantas, never recapturing the same lightning he unleashed on Joe Warren in one of last year’s most brutal knockouts.

Meanwhile, Ueda (15-2-2) was stopped by Travis Marx. He entered Bellator on a fight-fight winning streak and is considered to be a top-flight bantamweight.

Sherdog was the first to report the releases by Bellator. No specific reason was offered for either cut.

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