The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was back in Singapore for the second time in promotional history Saturday (June 17, 2017) using UFC Fight Night 111: Holm vs. Correia. It was a fun night of scraps that saw half of 12 bouts end within the distance, and with this action now in our rear perspective, let’s take a look at which of the day’s competitions we may no longer see heading to work inside the Octagon…
ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK
Arlovski came up at a unanimous-decision reduction to Marcin Tybura and has now suffered five straight defeats within the Octagon, with all five of them coming from the heavy hitters of this division. It would not surprise me to see him get another opportunity, but I think that 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 competitor than Tybura, as the Pole was riding a red hot win series 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 that stretch has been a unanimous-decision over Jake Ellenberger. As a result of this losing streak, I think there’s a fair possibility that the promotion will opt to part ways with all the former Strikeforce welterweight champion. I would say it’s 50/50 as to whether we see Saffiedine remain in the organization.
Gomi has last four in a row — throughout first-round finish — and it’s probable that the 38-year-old veteran will be receiving his walking papers from the promotion. The simple fact that there’s a card coming up in Japan makes me think they may give him yet another crack, therefore at this point, we’ve got a 50/50 shot best of seeing”The Fireball Kid” back.
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