The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was back in Anaheim, CA for the seventh time in promotional background Saturday (July 29, 2017) with UFC 214: Cormier vs. Jones II. It was an entertaining night of activity that saw half of the bouts end within the distance, and with all the scraps today in our rear perspective, let us look at that of the day’s opponents we may no longer see heading to work within the Octagon…
ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK
Curran dropped a decision to Aleksandra Albu in a scrap. She is now on a three-fight losing streak inside the Octagon, falling to 1-5 at the UFC. After the defeat, despite putting up a solid hard work and winning the third and final round of this fight, I think there is a good likelihood that the advertising releases her out of her contract, considering I thought she would certainly get discharged after her previous defeat. Right now, she’s at what we call”Jessica Eye territory,” so it wouldn’t be a shock to see her receive a last opportunity for a third time.
Burkman was knocked out against the Drew Dober of Colorado. The reduction puts him on a four-fight losing streak in the UFC, the final two of which have now come from first-round finish. He retired following his previous loss, which was a first-round, north-south choke entry against Michel Prazeres, leaving his gloves in the Octagon. However he returned to the Dober bout and changed his mind. Whether he retires for good or not, I think it’s reasonable to say that we’ve seen the last of Burkman within the Octagon, and that I do not expect to find the Ultimate Fighter 2 veteran returning for a third stint with the advertising.
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