Sarafian’s stumble to “Mutante” wasn’t particularly bad as indicated by the scoring. However, he’s 1-2 in the UFC and hasn’t lived up to the potential shown on TUF Brasil. His frame seems better suited for welterweight rather than 185 pounds, so that’s an avenue Sarafian’s camp should consider exploring if serious about his success in the Octagon. Since it might take another loss to serve as a wake-up call, and because there haven’t been any rumors about Sarafian contemplating a drop down, a middleweight match-up is probably in his immediate future. Andrew Craig is out there and is solid but not unbeatable.
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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