MATCHES TO MAKE FOLLOWING UFC FIGHT NIGHT 111
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was back in Singapore for the second time in promotional history Saturday (June 17, 2017) using UFC Fight Night 111: Holm vs. Correia. It was a fun night of scraps that found six of 12 bouts ending inside the space, and with this action now in our rear view, let’s look at some potential matchups featuring some of the competitors in the evening…
Bethe Correia vs. Liz Carmouche
Correia endured a third-round knockout against Holly Holm last weekend and will be seeking to go back to the win column her next time out. I think a matchup that makes sense for her next outing inside the Octagon will be one against fellow former UFC women’s bantamweight title challenger Liz Carmouche. It would be quite a rare”winner versus failure” matchup from the branch, but it is a pairing I think makes a great deal of sense. I think this prospective women’s 135-pound competition would be a good fit for the main card to October’s UFC Fight Night in Brazil.
Colby Covington vs. Rafael dos Anjos
Covington and Dos Anjos were each successful in their main card bouts at UFC Fight Night 111, with Covington carrying a unanimous-decision triumph over Dong Hyun Kim and dos Anjos making a nod nod against former Strikeforce welterweight champion Tarec Saffiedine. It was a strong welterweight debut for dos Anjos, and that I think Covington would be a good opponent for his next excursion, as the two of them are seeking to break into the Top 15 in 170 lbs. This welterweight contest would be a wonderful match for the card that is preliminary to the UFC 215 in Seattle of August.
“Stun Gun” Dong Hyun Kim vs. Alan Jouban
This possible welterweight showdown has of creating great fireworks possibility. It could also turn out to be a lackluster struggle if Kim uses a grappling-heavy game program and finds success with it. I’m not sure he will though, as I could see Jouban keeping the fight standing. Jouban did show enhanced takedown defense in his final outing against Gunnar Nelson despite losing via second-round guillotine-choke entry after being dropped using a punch to the brow. Kim is coming from a unanimous-decision loss to Covington, and such as Jouban, he will want to bounce back into the win column his second time out. I believe this fight would be a good match for September’s UFC Fight Night in Japan.
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