The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was back in London, England this past Saturday night with UFC Fight Night 127: Werdum vs. Volkov. It was a solid night of fights that saw 7 of 10 scraps end inside the distance, and with the action now in our rear view, let’s take a look at which of the evening’s competitors we may no longer see going to work inside the Octagon…
ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK
Ware made his promotional debut on short notice up a division at 145 pounds against Cody Stamman and he lost that bout by unanimous decision. He followed that up with another unanimous decision loss to Sean O’Malley in a fight that saw him have some big moments. His most recent outing came at this past Saturday night’s controversial unanimous decision loss to Tom Duquesnoy. Scores were all over the place for that matchup, and despite Duquesnoy getting the unanimous nod from the judges’ at Octagon-side, it seemed most people on Twitter were scoring the bout in favor of Ware. Before the decision was read, I posted a tweet saying I could see the fight being 30-27 either way, because I believed all three rounds were very close and tough to score. Despite being on a three fight losing streak now, Ware confirmed to me that the UFC will not be releasing him, as they have promised him another fight.
Enkamp made his Octagon debut against Nordine Taleb and lost the bout via unanimous decision on the judges’ scorecards following three rounds of action. In his next outing, which came this past weekend in London, he took on England’s own Danny Roberts and suffered a knockout inside of the very first round of action. He did not get a chance to get going at all in this match-up. Roberts took over from the opening bell and it was not long until he scored the finish. It is questionable whether Enkamp is a UFC-caliber welterweight, so despite having only two losses, I think it is more than likely we have seen the last of him inside the Octagon. For now, anyway, because I could see him picking up some wins on the regional circuit and stamping his ticket back into the big show. That said, I could also see the UFC keeping him around to feed to someone else, likely on another European card.
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