Post-UFC Fight Night 95: On the Chopping Block

Antonio Bigfoot SilvaThe Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) went back to Brasilia, Brazil this past Saturday night with UFC Fight Night 95: Cyborg vs Lansberg. It was an entertaining night that saw seven of 13 bouts end inside the distance. Following the night of scraps in Brazil, let’s take a look at which of the competitors from Saturday night we may no longer see in action inside the Octagon… ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva “Bigfoot” is now 1-6 with 1 No-Contest in his last eight Octagon appearances and riding a three-fight losing streak following a second-round knockout loss to Roy “Big Country” Nelson in his native Brazil. He has been knocked out in eight straight defeats, so I think he has taken enough damage and would like to see him hang up the gloves for good. If he chooses to continue, I think there’s a good chance the UFC decides to cut ties with him, at which point we would likely see “Bigfoot” in Bellator, which would unfortunataly make a lot of sense. Glaico Franca Franca is now 0-2 inside the Octagon, with a pair of unanimous decision losses to James Vick and Gregor Gillespie. He has now been defeated via striking in one bout and via grappling in another, so after failing to impress in both Octagon appearances, I think there is a good chance the UFC sends him a pink slip. I could see him picking up a few wins on the regional circuit, sharpening up his game and making it back for a second stint in the big show. I won’t be surprised to see the UFC give him one last chance, but I think it is more than likely we’ll be seeing Franca on the regional circuit next time out.

Written by Gabe Killian

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