Post-UFC Fight Night 62: On the Chopping Block

Shayna BaszlerUFC Fight Night 62 from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil produced a night of jaw-dropping, seat jumping and unfortunately some head scratching moments this past Saturday night. With its ups and downs, it was a solid night of scraps for fight fans to tune into (FOX Sports 1) at no cost, and now with the scraps 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: Shayna Baszler Baszler is a veteran of women’s mixed martial arts, having competed in the sport for more than a decade. Holding notable victories over the likes of Julie Kedzie, Roxeanne Modaferri and Alexis Davis, she has left her mark in WMMA. Like many, I think it’s time she probably hangs up the gloves, as she has looked worse and worse in each of her last three defeats. Being 0-2 inside the Octagon know and suffering T/KO’s in both outings, I think it is almost certain that she will be getting released from the promotion. She has not looked good in either outing and hope this past Saturday night’s fight against Amanda Nunes was her last. She will have the option to either retire or head to a different promotion, and I do hope she opts with the former. Cain Carrizosa Carrizosa made his promotional debut against surging 155-pound prospect Chris Wade and lost the bout via technical submission early in the very first round of action. He got his second chance at a first UFC win this past Saturday night against Leonardo Mafra on enemy territory in Brazil, and went on to lose that bout via unanimous decision on the judges’ scorecards. The Californian had his moments, but it was Mafra who got the better of him in every round. Carrizosa dropped and hurt him early in the first round, but made the mistake of attacking with a submission instead of a ground and pound, which allowed the Brazilian to recover. Despite putting up an entertaining fight, Carrizosa is now 0 -2 inside the Octagon and he has not looked good in either outing other than this past opening minute, so I could see him receiving the boot from the promotion. He does not seem to be a UFC-caliber lightweight, but he does have potential, so it will be interesting to see what the UFC decides to do with him.

Written by Gabe Killian

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