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 an entertaining night of bits which saw six of 12 bouts end inside the distance, and with this action now in our rear view, let’s look at that of the evening’s competitions we might no longer see going to work within the Octagon…
Andrei Arlovski
Arlovski came up at a unanimous-decision reduction to Marcin Tybura and has suffered five straight defeats within the Octagon, with all five of them coming from the heavy hitters of the division. It would not surprise me to see him get another chance, but I think that it’s likely that we have seen the last of Arlovski. If they wanted to keep him around, I think that they would have given him a different competitor than Tybura, as the Pole was riding a red hot win series with a set of knockout finishes.
Tarec Saffiedine
Saffiedine has suffered three consecutive defeats and is 1-4 in his past five trips within the Octagon. The only victory during this stretch was a unanimous-decision over Jake Ellenberger. As a result of that losing streak, I believe there’s a fair possibility that the advertising will elect to part ways with the prior Strikeforce welterweight champion. I would say it’s 50/50 as to if we see Saffiedine remain in the business.
Takanori Gomi
Gomi has now last four in a row — throughout 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 believe they may give him one more crack, therefore at this point, we have a 50/50 shot at best of seeing”The Fireball Kid” back.
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