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 an entertaining night of scraps which found half of 12 bouts end within the space, and with that action now in our rear perspective, let’s take a look at some potential matchups featuring some of the competitors 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 return to the win column her next time out. I believe that a matchup which is logical for her next excursion inside the Octagon will be one against fellow former UFC women’s bantamweight title challenger Liz Carmouche. It would be a rare”winner versus loser” matchup from the branch, but it is a pairing I believe makes a lot of sense. I believe this potential women’s 135-pound competition would be 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 charms at UFC Fight Night 111, with Covington taking a unanimous-decision win 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, also I think Covington are a good competitor for his next excursion, as the two of them are looking to break into the Top 15 in 170 lbs. This welterweight competition would be a nice fit for the card to August’s UFC 215 at Seattle.
“Stun Gun” Dong Hyun Kim vs. Alan Jouban
This welterweight showdown that is possible has possibility of creating fireworks that are great. It might also turn out to be a lackluster fight if Kim uses a grappling-heavy game plan and finds success with it. I’m not sure he will though, as I could watch Jouban keeping the fight standing. Jouban did show enhanced takedown defense in his final outing against Gunnar Nelson despite dropping via second-round guillotine-choke submission after being dropped with a punch to the forehead. Kim is coming from a unanimous-decision loss to Covington, and such as Jouban, he will be looking to bounce back into the win column his second time out. I believe this struggle would be a good fit for the UFC Fight Night in Japan of September.
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