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Felipe Silva def. Shane Campbell by TKO at 1:13 of the first round
Three losses in a row for Campbell? Pink slip time.
Silva kept his record clean with the impressive TKO performance, but it's hard to be too optimistic about his long-term future in the division. He's over 30, still raw in overall talent and a UFC newcomer. He has a lot of ground to make up in the gym and in the pecking order. Give him David Teymur and let's see what happens.
Alessio Di Chirico def. Garreth McLellan by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
McLellan showed some improvements, but he's still not UFC caliber. Cut him.
Di Chirico got in the win column, but it wasn't an altogether inspiring performance. He struggled against one of the division's least impressive fighters in McLellan. The silver lining is that the fight should serve as a big learning experience. Dongi Yang is a decent enough selection for his next outing. Yang would be favored, but Di Chirico has the power to make a statement.
Kyle Bochniak def. Enrique Barzola by split decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28)
MMA judges made their presence felt with an unjust nod toward Bochniak. No media member gave him the nod (per MMADecisions.com). Does the UFC treat it like a win for Barzola? I think so. He isn't too far up the ladder at 145 anyhow, so giving him another lower-level featherweight coming off a win isn't going to upset the apple cart. Book him against 7-0 Diego Rivas.
This should have been a second straight loss for Bochniak, and he wasn't at all impressive. The UFC's best move is to let Tatsuya Kawajiri rough him up in a rebound fight. It's more beneficial. Should Bochniak stun the veteran, he'll have earned his spot on the roster in a meaningful way after an awful decision win at UFC on Fox 21.
Sam Alvey def. Kevin Casey by TKO at 4:56 of the second round
This is a perfect opportunity to cut an underwhelming, underperforming fighter in Casey. He's 1-2-1 with two no contests since returning. That's horrendous.
Alvey called out any middleweight or light heavyweight for the upcoming UFC 204 card in Manchester, England. Trevor Smith is available and coming off back-to-back victories. That seems like a quality undercard scrap for the Brits to enjoy.