The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was back in Singapore for the second time in promotional history last Saturday (June 17, 2017) with UFC Fight Night 111: Holm vs. Correia. It was an entertaining night of bits which saw half of 12 bouts ending inside the distance, and with this action today in our rear view, let us look at that of the evening’s competitors we might no longer see going to work within the Octagon…
ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK
Arlovski came up short in a unanimous-decision reduction to Marcin Tybura and has now suffered five consecutive defeats inside the Octagon, with all five of them coming from the heavy hitters of this branch. It wouldn’t shock me to see him get another chance, but I think it is likely that we have seen the last of Arlovski. If they wanted to keep him around, I believe they could have given him a different opponent than Tybura, as the Pole was riding a red hot win streak with a pair of knockout finishes.
Saffiedine has now suffered three successive defeats and is 1-4 in his past five trips inside the Octagon. The lone victory during that stretch was a unanimous-decision over Jake Ellenberger. As a result of this losing streak, I believe there is a fair possibility that the advertising will opt to part ways with the former Strikeforce welterweight champion. I would say it is 50/50 as to whether we see Saffiedine remain in the organization.
Gomi has last four in a row — all via first-round finish — and it’s probable that the 38-year-old veteran will be getting his walking papers out of the advertising. The fact that there’s a card coming up in Japan makes me think they may give him one more crack, therefore at this time, we’ve got a 50/50 shot best of viewing»The Fireball Kid» back.
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