Post-UFC 179: On the Chopping Block

Fabricio-CamoesUFC 179 was live from Rio de Janeiro this past Saturday (10/25/14) night with 12 scheduled bouts. It was a somewhat uneventful night of scraps that lead up to an incredible main event which saved the show. Now, after a wild night of Brazilian fights, let’s take a look at which UFC 179 fighters we may no longer see compete inside the Octagon… ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK: Naoyuki Kotani After coming up short in his first stint with the promotion against Thiago Tavares and Dennis Siver, respectively, Kotani received his pink slip and went on to post a 16-3-2 run, including a 13-fight winning streak that earned him another shot inside the Octagon. Unfortunately, he came up short again, suffering a second round TKO at the hands of Norman Parke. He did not receive an easy task there, nor did he in his next outing, which came at Saturday night’s UFC 179 in Rio de Janeiro, where he was defeated by the Brazilian Yan Cabral via rear naked choke submission in the second frame. Now he is 0-2 in his current Octagon stint and 0-4 total, so I feel like he will again be receiving his pink slip and don’t think we will be seeing him in the UFC again, even if he goes on another 13-fight run. It seems like they just brought him in to give a couple of guys who needed wins, a win. Now unless they decide to pair him up against Gray Maynard for an easy W, I don’t see him getting another crack inside the Octagon. Fabricio Camoes The Brazilian was unsuccessful in his first stint with the UFC, going to a Draw with Caol Uno in his debut with the promotion, and then suffering a rear naked choke submission defeat against Kurt Pellegrino, which resulted in him being released from his contract. He put together a pair of victories after being released, including a victory over The Ultimate Fighter Season 7 winner Efrain Escudero, which earned him another shot inside the Octagon. Camoes finally picked up his first Octagon victory, defeating Tommy Hayden via rear naked choke in the first round of action. Unfortunately for the Brazilian, things went sour for his next three outings, as he dropped a unanimous decision to Melvin Guillard, and then was submitted by Jim Miller and Tony Martin, with both finishes coming within the first round of action. After having dropped three straight, I feel it’s almost certain that we have seen the last of Camoes inside the Octagon, and expect he will be signing with WSOF or Bellator in the near future.

Written by Gabe Killian

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