With a 1-3 record in the Octagon including back-to-back knockouts, “Pepey” doesn’t have a lot of wiggle room in terms of retaining his spot on the UFC roster. He may get another chance based on his popularity in Brazil and willingness to throw down, but the odds of such are only 50/50 at best given his lack of success on the sport’s biggest stage. If he’s not cut, Max Holloway or Erik Koch would be excellent options as fighters with some name value who are also coming off disappointing defeats.
There’s never a good time to lose a fight. However, some defeats aren’t as devastating as others or have potential to affect an individual’s employment, so in that regard certain stumbles stand out. Such is the case with every event including Saturday night’s lineup for UFC Fight Night 32. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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