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 scraps that saw half of 12 bouts ending inside the space, and with this activity today in our rear view, let’s look at which of the day’s competitions we may no longer see going to work within the Octagon…
ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK
Arlovski came up at a unanimous-decision reduction to Marcin Tybura and has suffered five straight defeats inside the Octagon, together with five of them coming against the heavy hitters of the division. 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 wanted to keep him around, I believe they could have given him another competitor than Tybura, since the Pole was riding a red hot win series with a pair of knockout finishes.
Saffiedine has suffered three successive defeats and is 1-4 in his past five trips inside the Octagon. The lone victory during this stretch was a unanimous-decision over Jake Ellenberger. Due to this losing streak, I think there is a fair possibility that the promotion will elect to part ways with all the former Strikeforce welterweight champion. I would say it’s 50/50 as to whether we see Saffiedine stay in the organization.
Gomi has now last four in a row — throughout first-round end — and it’s likely that the 38-year-old veteran will be receiving his walking papers from the advertising. The simple fact that there’s a card coming up in Japan makes me believe they may give him one more crack, so at this time, we have a 50/50 shot best of seeing»The Fireball Kid» back.
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