The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was back in Singapore for the second time in promotional background last Saturday (June 17, 2017) using UFC Fight Night 111: Holm vs. Correia. It was an entertaining night of scraps that saw half of 12 bouts end within the space, and with that action today in our rear view, let us take a look at which of the evening’s competitors we may no longer see heading to work within the Octagon…
ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK
Arlovski came up short in a unanimous-decision loss to Marcin Tybura and has now suffered five consecutive defeats within the Octagon, with all five of them coming from the heavy hitters of this branch. It would not shock me to see him get another opportunity, but I think that it’s likely that we have seen the last of Arlovski. If they desired to keep him around, I think that they could have given him another competitor than Tybura, as the Pole was riding a red hot win streak with a pair of knockout finishes.
Saffiedine has now suffered three consecutive defeats and is 1-4 in his last five outings within the Octagon. The only victory during that stretch was a unanimous-decision over Jake Ellenberger. As a result of this losing streak, I think there is a fair possibility that the promotion will elect to part ways with all the prior Strikeforce welterweight champion. I’d say it is 50/50 as to if we see Saffiedine remain in the business.
Gomi has last four in a row — all via first-round end — and it’s likely that the 38-year-old veteran will be getting his walking papers from the advertising. The fact that there is a card coming up in Japan makes me think they may give him yet another crack, therefore at this point, we have a 50/50 shot best of viewing”The Fireball Kid” back.
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