POST-UFC FIGHT NIGHT 111: ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was back in Singapore for the second time in promotional history Saturday (June 17, 2017) with UFC Fight Night 111: Holm vs. Correia. It was an entertaining night of bits which saw six of 12 bouts ending inside the distance, and with that activity today in our rear perspective, let’s take a look at that of the day’s competitions we may no longer see heading to work inside the Octagon…
ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK
Andrei Arlovski
Arlovski came up short in a unanimous-decision loss to Marcin Tybura and has now suffered five consecutive defeats inside the Octagon, with all five of them coming from the heavy hitters of the branch. It wouldn’t surprise me to see him get another opportunity, but I think that it is likely that we’ve seen the last of Arlovski. If they wanted to keep him around, I think they would have given him a different competitor than Tybura, as the Pole was riding a red hot win streak with a pair of knockout finishes.
Tarec Saffiedine
Saffiedine has suffered three consecutive 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. As a result of this losing streak, I believe there’s a fair possibility that the advertising will elect to part ways with all the former Strikeforce welterweight champion. I would say it is 50/50 as to if we see Saffiedine remain in the organization.
Takanori Gomi
Gomi has now last four in a row — throughout first-round finish — and it is likely that the 38-year-old veteran will likely be receiving his walking papers from the advertising. The fact that there’s a card coming up in Japan makes me think they may give him one more crack, so at this point, we have a 50/50 shot best of viewing”The Fireball Kid” back.
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