Recent UFC signee Jennifer Gonzalez released before Feb. 26 debut


Jennifer Gonzalez will not be participating in the UFC.

MMA Fighting’s Guilherme Cruz confirmed with sources with knowledge of the news that Gonzalez (13-5) has been released from the promotion ahead of what was to be her UFC debut against Josiane Nunes (8-1) at UFC Vegas 49 on Feb. 26.

The reason for Gonzalez’s release is unknown at this time. Also, it is not yet known if a substitute opponent will be sought in order to face Nunes next Saturday at UFC APEX Las Vegas.

Gonzalez was scheduled to join the UFC with a streak of seven wins after Ultimate Warrior Challenge and Combate. Gonzalez, a native Chilean, has won every one of her pro fights via submission (10).

Should Nunes find a new opponent, this will be her second UFC appearance. She made a successful debut this past August with a first-round knockout of Bea Malecki.