The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was in Nashville, TN for the fourth time in promotional history last Saturday (April 22, 2017) with UFC Fight Night 108: Swanson vs. Lobov. It was an entertaining night of action that saw six of 13 bouts end inside the distance, and with the scraps now in our rear view, let’s take a look at which of the evening’s competitors we may no longer see inside the Octagon…
ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK
McBride made his Octagon debut on short notice against Nik Lentz last year and lost the bout via second-round TKO. He followed that up with a one-sided unanimous-decision loss to Scott Holtzman this past weekend and is now on a two-fight deficit in the UFC. I think it is likely that McBride will be receiving his walking papers from the promotion following the poor outing. He delivered a poor performance in his losing effort, so I would be surprised to see him return for a third shot at a first UFC win.
Penne came up short in a unanimous-decision loss to Danielle Taylor and is now on a three-fight losing streak inside the Octagon, including a pair of TKO losses against Jessica Andrade and “Joanna Champion” in her failed bid for the title. Following three consecutive defeats, I think there is a decent chance that the promotion will part ways with Penne, however, I would not be surprised to see her get one more fight.
Proctor returned from an extended injury layoff against Bryan Barberena in his welterweight debut and lost the bout via first-round TKO, making it back-to-back TKO losses for the Massachusetts native. I think there is a fair chance he will be receiving a pink slip from the UFC, but I would not be surprised to see the TUF 15 veteran get one last shot.
Schnell is now 0-2 inside the Octagon, with both losses coming by way of first-round knockout. First was a short notice debut at bantamweight against Rob Font, then came this most recent bout against Hector Sandoval. I would not be surprised to see Schnell get one last shot at earning a first Octagon victory, although I think it is more than likely we have seen the last of “Danger” inside the Octagon.