Dana White Drops UFC Featherweight Kai Kamaka III
UFC President Dana White has axed Kai Kamaka from the roster after the featherweight fighter’s last fight ended in a draw against Danny Chavez at UFC on ESPN 28 in July.
Kamaka (8-4-1 MMA, 1-2-1 UFC) has failed to impress the UFC management in his short stint. He landed his UFC contract in 2020, won on his debut against Tony Kelley at UFC 252, but failed to grab a victory after the “Fight of the Night” war.
Since then, he has lost twice and drawn once.
Before joining the UFC, the Hawaiian native was coming off a five-fight winning streak.
In the July fight, Kamaka could have grabbed a win via unanimous decision had he not been penalized for his inadvertent groin strike and eye poke. His illegal moves cost him a point deduction that led to the draw. The 26-year-old had stepped in on short notice to replace an injured Doo Ho Choi.
No statement has been issued from the Fighting Hawaiian so far. No fight is remaining on his four-fight UFC contract either.
Kamaka used to compete in Bellator and Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) before he joined Dana White. He’s expected to return to Bellator.