The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was back in Singapore for the second time in promotional history last Saturday (June 17, 2017) using UFC Fight Night 111: Holm vs. Correia. It was an entertaining night of bits which saw six of 12 bouts end within the space, and with that action now in our rear view, let us take a look at some potential matchups featuring a few of the opponents from the evening…
Bethe Correia vs. Liz Carmouche
Correia suffered 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 think that a matchup that makes sense for her next excursion within the Octagon would be one against fellow former UFC women’s bantamweight title challenger Liz Carmouche. It could be quite a rare”winner versus loser” matchup in the division, but it’s a pairing I believe makes a lot of sense. I believe this prospective women’s 135-pound competition 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 principal card charms at UFC Fight Night 111, with Covington carrying a unanimous-decision triumph over Dong Hyun Kim and dos Anjos earning a nod nod against former Strikeforce welterweight champion Tarec Saffiedine. It was a solid welterweight debut for dos Anjos, and that I believe Covington would be a fantastic competitor for his next outing, as the two of them are seeking to break into the Top 15 in 170 lbs. This possible welterweight contest would be a nice fit for the card to the UFC 215 at Seattle of August.
“Stun Gun” Dong Hyun Kim vs. Alan Jouban
This welterweight showdown has of producing fireworks that are great possibility. It might also prove to be a lackluster struggle 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 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, also such as Jouban, he will want to bounce back into the win column his second time out. I think this struggle would be a good match for September’s UFC Fight Night in Japan.
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