MATCHES TO MAKE FOLLOWING UFC FIGHT NIGHT 111
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was back in Singapore for the second time in promotional background last Saturday (June 17, 2017) using UFC Fight Night 111: Holm vs. Correia. It was an entertaining night of scraps that found half of 12 bouts end inside the distance, and with that action today in our rear perspective, let’s take a look at some possible matchups featuring some of the opponents from the evening…
Bethe Correia vs. Liz Carmouche
Correia endured a third-round knockout against Holly Holm this past weekend and will be looking to go back to the win column her out time. I think a matchup which is logical for her next outing within the Octagon will be one against fellow former UFC women’s bantamweight title challenger Liz Carmouche. It could be a rare”winner versus loser” matchup from the branch, but it’s a pairing I think makes a great deal of sense. I think this potential women’s 135-pound contest would be a fantastic fit for the primary 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 solid welterweight introduction for dos Anjos, and I think Covington are a good competitor for his next outing, as the two of them are looking to break into the Top 15 in 170 pounds. This possible welterweight contest would be a wonderful match for the card that is preliminary to the UFC 215 at Seattle of August.
“Stun Gun” Dong Hyun Kim vs. Alan Jouban
This welterweight showdown that is potential has of producing fireworks possibility. It might also turn out to be a lackluster fight if Kim employs a grappling-heavy game plan and finds success with it. I’m not sure he will though, as I could see Jouban keeping the fight standing. Jouban did show improved takedown defense in his final outing against Gunnar Nelson despite losing via second-round guillotine-choke submission after being dropped with a punch to the brow. Kim is coming off a unanimous-decision loss to Covington, also such as Jouban, he’ll want to bounce back into the win column his next time out. I believe this fight would be a fit for the UFC Fight Night in Japan of September.
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