The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was back in Singapore for the second time in promotional background last Saturday (June 17, 2017) using UFC Fight Night 111: Holm vs. Correia. It was an entertaining night of scraps that saw half of 12 bouts end within the distance, and with this action today in our rear perspective, let us take a look at some possible matchups featuring a few of the competitors 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 go back to the win column her next time out. I believe that a matchup which is logical for her next excursion within the Octagon will 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 branch, but it’s a pairing I think makes a lot of sense. I think this potential women’s 135-pound competition would be a good 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 own principal card bouts at UFC Fight Night 111, with Covington taking a unanimous-decision win 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 fantastic competitor for his next outing, as both of them are looking to break into the Top 15 in 170 lbs. This welterweight competition would be a nice match for the card to August’s UFC 215 in Seattle.
“Stun Gun” Dong Hyun Kim vs. Alan Jouban
This potential welterweight showdown has of creating fireworks that are great possibility. It might also prove to be a lackluster fight if Kim employs a grappling-heavy game program and finds success with it. I am not sure he will though, as I could see Jouban maintaining the fight standing. Jouban did show enhanced takedown defense in his final 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, and such as Jouban, he will want to bounce back into 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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