Post-UFC Fight Night 96 Chopping Block

Kelly FaszholzThe Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) went back to Portland, OR for the second time in promotional history with UFC Fight Night 96: Lineker vs Dodson. The solid night of action saw five of 12 bouts end inside the distance. Following the night of scraps in Brazil, let’s take a look at which of the evenings competitors from Saturday night we may no longer see in action inside the Octagon… ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK Cody East East has dropped back to back fights and is winless in the UFC. After falling to 0-2 with the promotion with a pair of TKO defeats, and considering his controversial criminal past, I think it is likely that the promotion opts to part ways with him. He was stopped by Walt Harris in his Octagon debut and then by Curtis Blaydes last night at UFC Fight Night 96 in Portland. Kelly Faszholz Faszholz made her promotional debut against former Invicta bantamweight champion Lauren Murphy earlier this year and dominated the first two rounds of the contest until being stopped via ground and pound TKO with seconds left in the third and final round of action. She tried to pick up her first UFC win last night in Portland, but came up short in a split decision loss to Ketlen Viera. The Brazilian managed to keep Faszholz on her back for the majority of the first two rounds and Faszhols dominated with her striking in the third round but it was too little, too late. Faszholz made many mistakes in this contest, continually throwing body-kicks without setting them up, which ultimately resulted in her being put on her back. Following the back to back losses and her display of poor fight IQ, I think there’s a decent chance that the promotion will opt to part ways with her.

Written by Gabe Killian

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