Post-UFC 206: On the Chopping Block

Valerie LeTourneauThe Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was in Toronto, Ontario, Canada this past Saturday night (December 10, 2016) with UFC 206: Holloway vs Pettis. The card produced arguably the most entertaining fight of the year, with 50 percent of bouts ending inside the distance. The incredible night of action is now in our rear-view, so let’s take a look at which of the evening’s competitiors we may no longer see in action inside the Octagon… ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK Valerie Letourneau Letourneau came up short in a split-decision loss to promotional newcomer Viviane Pereira this past Saturday night and is now on a three-fight skid inside the Octagon. That includes a unanimous-decision loss to Joanna Jędrzejczyk in her failed bid for the UFC’s women’s strawweight gold and a second-round TKO against Joanne Calderwood. Considering she failed to make weight against Pereira, I think there is a fair chance that the UFC will send Letourneau her pink slip following her third consecutive defeat at UFC 206. Zach Makovsky Makovsky went three rounds with Dustin Ortiz and lost a split decision on the judges’ scorecards, now making it three straight defeats inside the Octagon for the former Bellator bantamweight champion. He came into Saturday night’s contest against Ortiz off unanimous decision losses to John Dodson and Joseph Benavidez, respectively. Makovsky is a solid flyweight that any promotion would be quick to scoop up should the UFC release him, so I think there is a good chance that they give him another shot, even considering he has three straight losses. Two of his three losses came against the best of the best, so we could see the UFC cutting him some slack. Normally, I would say someone on a three-fight skid is very likely to get cut, however, I think we are looking at a 50/50 situation with “Fun Size” here.

Written by Gabe Killian

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