The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was back in Singapore for the second time in promotional history last Saturday (June 17, 2017) with UFC Fight Night 111: Holm vs. Correia. It was an entertaining night of scraps which saw six of 12 bouts end inside the distance, and with this activity now in our rear perspective, let us take a look at which of the evening’s competitors we may no longer see heading to work inside the Octagon…
ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK
Arlovski came up short in a unanimous-decision reduction to Marcin Tybura and has now suffered five consecutive defeats inside the Octagon, together with five of them coming against the heavy hitters of the division. It wouldn’t shock me to see him get another opportunity, but I think that it’s very likely that we’ve seen the last of Arlovski. If they wanted to keep him around, I think they would have given him another opponent than Tybura, since the Pole was riding a red hot win streak with a set of knockout finishes.
Saffiedine has suffered three successive defeats and is 1-4 in his past five trips within the Octagon. The only victory during this stretch has been a unanimous-decision over Jake Ellenberger. Due to this losing streak, I believe there is a fair possibility that the promotion will opt to part ways with all the prior Strikeforce welterweight champion. I would say it is 50/50 as to if we see Saffiedine stay in the business.
Gomi has now last four in a row — throughout first-round finish — and it is likely that the 38-year-old veteran will be getting his walking papers out of the promotion. The fact that there’s a card coming up in Japan makes me think they may give him yet another crack, therefore at this time, we have a 50/50 shot best of seeing”The Fireball Kid” back.
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