UFC 282: The Chopping Block
This past weekend saw the UFC offer their last pay-per-view fight card of the year 2022. From spectacular finishes, controversial judges decisions, and a title fight ending in a rare “draw”, the event was not without its fair share of drama. But just because the event has concluded, that does not mean the drama from Saturday’s fight results necessarily ends there. Often in this sport, fighters who have hit a rough patch in their careers may be fighting for their place on the company roster (usually when they have suffered multiple consecutive losses). At UFC 282, two fighters in particular were likely fighting for their jobs. Unfortunately for them, they failed to secure a much needed win, and can probably expect to be released from the UFC sooner rather than later. Here are the fighters likely on the chopping block after UFC 282:
Jay Perrin (UFC Record 0-3)
Jay Perrin was hoping to spoil the UFC debut of Raul Rosas Jr. this past weekend. Instead, Perrin was submitted by the 18 year old phenom in the first round. Winless in his three UFC bouts, Perrin can expect to receive news that he will be looking for a new organization to call home in the coming weeks.
Dalcha Lungiambula (UFC Record 2-5)
When Lungiambula faced Edmen Shahbazyan on Saturday, it was an instance in which both men’s jobs were likely on the line. The pair of fighters entered the Octagon riding three fight losing streaks. Lungiambula sought to prevent a fourth straight loss, but was ultimately finished by Shahbazyan in the second round by TKO. Generally, four straight losses signal a fighter receiving the boot from the UFC. So, the next time Lungiambula fights, fans should expect to see him doing so in a different organization.
The UFC’s next event, “UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs Strickland”, will be held on December 17th.