Post-UFC Fight Night 66: On the Chopping Block

N Winski PhotoThe Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) made it’s inaugral trip to the Philippines with UFC Fight Night 66 and the event was a success. The early morning action is now in our rear-view, so let’s take a look at which UFC Fight Night 66 fighters we may no longer see compete inside the Octagon… ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK Luke Barnatt After starting his Octagon career off at an impressive 3-0 with a pair of highlight-reel finishes, Barnatt has gone on to lose his next three bouts on the judges’ scorecards, the latest coming at today’s UFC Fight Night 66 in the Philippines against “The Filipino Wrecking Machine” Mark Munoz in his farewell bout. Now having dropped three straight, there is a could chance the Brit could be receiving a pink slip prom the promotion, though I could see the him getting one last crack, especially considering the first couple of losses were controversial split decisions, however I personally scored those fights against him. If I had to bet, despite the three straight losses, I would say we see Barnatt back inside the Octagon once more in a certain do-or-die contest. Dhiego Lima The Brazilian made it to the finals of Season 19 of The Ultimate Fighter reality television series, where he was defeated by fellow Team Edgar team-mate Eddie “Truck” Gordon by T/KO in the very first round of action. Following the sour Octagon debut, Lima dropped back down to his natural weight class of 170-pounds, where he defeated fellow Brazilian Jorge de Oliveira by unanimous decision on the judges’ scorecards. His luck has unfortunately ended there, as he has gone on to suffer consecutive first round knockouts in his next two contests; first at the hands of Tim Means and the latest coming at this morning’s UFC Fight Night 66 in the Philipinnes, where he was put away by Li Jingliang. All three of his T/KO losses have come in similar fashion. Personally, I was surprised to see Lima take this fight so soon following the brutal loss to Means, and clearly it was a mistake, and one that could very well cost him his UFC contract. Now 1-3 in the UFC with three T/KO defeats, I think there is a fair chance we have seen the last of this Lima brother inside the Octagon, and think it’s likely we will be seeing him inside the Bellator cage by year’s end.

Written by Gabe Killian

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