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