The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was back in Singapore for the second time in promotional history last Saturday (June 17, 2017) with UFC Fight Night 111: Holm vs. Correia. It was an entertaining night of bits which found half of 12 bouts ending inside the space, and with this action today in our rear perspective, let’s look at some possible matchups featuring a few of the opponents from the evening…
Bethe Correia vs. Liz Carmouche
Correia suffered a third-round knockout against Holly Holm last weekend and will be looking to return to the win column her next time out. I believe that a matchup that makes sense for her next excursion inside 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 from the division, but it’s a pairing I believe makes a great deal of sense. I think this potential women’s 135-pound contest 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 principal card charms at UFC Fight Night 111, together with Covington taking a unanimous-decision win over Dong Hyun Kim and dos Anjos earning a nod 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 competitor for his next outing, as the two of them are seeking to break into the Top 15 in 170 lbs. This welterweight contest would be a wonderful match for the card that is preliminary to August’s UFC 215 in Seattle.
“Stun Gun” Dong Hyun Kim vs. Alan Jouban
This possible welterweight showdown has of producing fireworks that are great possibility. It might also turn out to be a lackluster fight if Kim employs 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 position. Jouban did show enhanced takedown defense in his final outing against Gunnar Nelson despite losing via second-round guillotine-choke submission after being dropped with a punch to the brow. Kim is coming off a unanimous-decision loss to Covington, and such as Jouban, he will be looking to bounce back to the win column his next time out. I believe this struggle would be a fit for September’s UFC Fight Night in Japan.
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