A few new bouts have been reserved for upcoming UFC Fight Night cards. Below are the bouts, together with my initial ideas on these.
Desmond Green vs. Charles Jourdain, UFC Fight Night 152 Desmond Green has gotten his wish. The lightweight will compete in his hometown of Rochester, New York when he meets newcomer Charles Jourdain in UFC Fight Night 152, taking place May 18 at Blue Cross Arena. RDS broke the news.
Green (22-8) is only 3-3 overall from the UFC but is coming from arguably the biggest win of his career, a first-round TKO win over Ross Pearson that delivered the British veteran packaging into retirement. Green stated he wanted to struggle in Rochester so bad he would struggle at no cost, and he’ll get his wish, just he’ll get paid when he takes on Jourdain, who’s making his UFC debut. Jourdain (9-1) was the lightweight champion from the TKO advertising in Quebec and is coming from four straight endings. Only 23 years old,»Air» Jourdain is among the best prospects in 155lbs and this is a superb signing for the UFC.
Having said that, Jourdain will probably be facing a difficult competitor here in Green, who has proven he can grind out his enemies and knock him out. I would give the edge to green according to his UFC encounter, although Jourdain could be a dog.
Devin Clark vs. Darko Stosic, UFC Fight Night 153
After his light heavyweight matchup against Ivan Shtyrkov at last weekend’s UFC St. Petersburg event was scrapped last minute, Devin Clark was quickly rebooked and he’ll fight high prospect Darko Stosic at UFC Fight Night 153, occurring June 1 in Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden. Clark himself broke the news through Instagram.
Clark (9-3) is 3-3 in the UFC and is coming off of a TKO loss to Aleksandar Rakic. Overall he has been a disappointment in the UFC and it looks like the matchmakers are down on him. Stosic (13-3) is among the best prospects in 205lbs and picked up a vicious TKO win over Jeremy Kimball in his UFC debut to up his win streak to nine straight fights.
It sure looks like that the UFC is utilizing Clark as a gatekeeper at this point of his profession, and Stosic should be a hefty favorite to get the win in this struggle.
Kevin Holland vs. Alessio Di Chirico, UFC Fight Night 154
Middleweights Kevin Holland and Alessio Di Chirico are set to battle at UFC Fight Night 154, which takes place June 22 in Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, South Carolina. Sherdog broke the news.
Holland (14-4) is currently 1-2 in the UFC after being signed after a successful stint on the Contender Series. After dropping a choice to Thiago Santos in his UFC debut, he’s picked up back-to-back wins over Gerald Meerschaert and John Phillips. Di Chirico (12-2) is 3-2 in the UFC and is coming from back-to-back wins over Oluwale Bamgbose and Julian Marquez.
This should be a really competitive fight, and while I really do anticipate Holland to be favored, Di Chirico is a good fighter and shouldn’t be counted from the one.
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