The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was back in Singapore for the second time in promotional background Saturday (June 17, 2017) with UFC Fight Night 111: Holm vs. Correia. It was an entertaining night of bits that saw half of 12 bouts ending within the distance, and with that action today in our rear perspective, let us look at some possible matchups featuring a few 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 looking to return to the win column her out time. I think that a matchup which makes sense for her next outing inside the Octagon would be one against fellow former UFC women’s bantamweight title challenger Liz Carmouche. It would be quite a rare”winner versus loser” matchup in the branch, but it is a pairing I think makes a great deal of sense. I think this prospective women’s 135-pound competition are a good 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 own principal card bouts at UFC Fight Night 111, with Covington carrying a unanimous-decision triumph over Dong Hyun Kim and dos Anjos earning a unanimous nod against former Strikeforce welterweight champion Tarec Saffiedine. It was a strong welterweight introduction for dos Anjos, also that I believe Covington are a good opponent for his next excursion, as both of them are looking to break into the Top 15 in 170 pounds. This welterweight contest would be a wonderful fit for the card that is preliminary to August’s UFC 215 at Seattle.
“Stun Gun” Dong Hyun Kim vs. Alan Jouban
This welterweight showdown that is potential has potential of creating great fireworks. It might also prove to be a lackluster fight if Kim employs a grappling-heavy game program and finds success with it. I’m not sure he will though, as I could see Jouban maintaining the fight standing. Jouban did show improved takedown defense in his last outing against Gunnar Nelson despite losing via second-round guillotine-choke submission after being dropped using a punch to the forehead. Kim is coming off a unanimous-decision reduction to Covington, and like Jouban, he’ll want to bounce back into the win column his second time out. I think this fight would be a match for September’s UFC Fight Night in Japan.
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