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 a fun night of bits that saw half of 12 bouts ending inside the space, and with this action today in our rear perspective, let us take a look at some possible matchups featuring a few of the competitors in the evening…
Bethe Correia vs. Liz Carmouche
Correia suffered a third-round knockout against Holly Holm last weekend and will be seeking to return to the win column her out time. I think a matchup that is logical for her next excursion inside the Octagon will be one against fellow former UFC women’s bantamweight title challenger Liz Carmouche. It could 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 are 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 main card charms at UFC Fight Night 111, 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 solid welterweight introduction for dos Anjos, and that I believe Covington would be a fantastic opponent for his next outing, as the two of them are seeking to break into the Top 15 at 170 pounds. This possible welterweight competition 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 welterweight showdown that is possible has potential of creating great fireworks. It could also turn out to be a lackluster fight if Kim uses a grappling-heavy game plan and finds success with it. I am not sure he will though, as I could watch Jouban maintaining the fight position. Jouban did show improved takedown defense in his final outing against Gunnar Nelson despite losing via second-round guillotine-choke entry after being dropped with a punch to the brow. Kim is coming from a unanimous-decision loss to Covington, also such as Jouban, he will want to bounce back to the win column his next time out. I think this struggle would be a solid fit for the UFC Fight Night in Japan of September.
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