The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was back in Singapore for the second time in promotional background Saturday (June 17, 2017) using UFC Fight Night 111: Holm vs. Correia. It was a fun night of scraps that saw six of 12 bouts end inside the distance, and with that action today in our rear view, let us take a look at some potential matchups featuring a few of the competitors from the evening…
Bethe Correia vs. Liz Carmouche
Correia suffered a third-round knockout against Holly Holm last weekend and will be seeking to go back to the win column her out time. I believe a matchup which makes sense for her next excursion within 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 from the division, but it is a pairing I think makes a lot of sense. I think this prospective women’s 135-pound competition would be a fantastic 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 taking a unanimous-decision triumph over Dong Hyun Kim and dos Anjos making 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 outing, as the two of them are looking to break into the Top 15 at 170 pounds. This welterweight competition would be a nice match for the card that is preliminary to the UFC 215 at Seattle of August.
«Stun Gun» Dong Hyun Kim vs. Alan Jouban
This possible welterweight showdown has possibility of producing fireworks that are great. It could also prove to be a lackluster struggle if Kim uses a grappling-heavy game program and finds success with it. I am not sure he will though, as I could see Jouban keeping the fight position. Jouban did show improved takedown defense in his final outing against Gunnar Nelson despite dropping via second-round guillotine-choke entry after being dropped with a punch to the forehead. Kim is coming from a unanimous-decision loss to Covington, also like Jouban, he’ll be looking to bounce back to the win column his next time out. I think this struggle would be a fit for September’s UFC Fight Night in Japan.
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