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 end within the distance, and with that action now in our rear perspective, let us look at some possible matchups featuring a few of the competitors in the evening…
Bethe Correia vs. Liz Carmouche
Correia endured a third-round knockout against Holly Holm last weekend and will be looking to return to the win column her out time. I believe a matchup which is logical for her next outing 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 failure” matchup from the branch, but it is a pairing I think makes a great deal of sense. I believe this potential women’s 135-pound competition would be a good match 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 bouts at UFC Fight Night 111, together with Covington taking a unanimous-decision triumph over Dong Hyun Kim and dos Anjos making a nod nod against former Strikeforce welterweight champion Tarec Saffiedine. It was a strong welterweight introduction for dos Anjos, and that I believe Covington would be a good opponent for his next excursion, as both of them are looking to break into the Top 15 at 170 pounds. This possible welterweight contest would be a wonderful match for the card to August’s UFC 215 at Seattle.
“Stun Gun” Dong Hyun Kim vs. Alan Jouban
This welterweight showdown that is potential has possibility of producing fireworks that are great. 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 see Jouban keeping the fight position. Jouban did show improved takedown defense in his last outing against Gunnar Nelson despite dropping via second-round guillotine-choke entry after being dropped with a punch to the forehead. Kim is coming off a unanimous-decision reduction to Covington, and such as Jouban, he’ll want to bounce back to the win column his next time out. I believe this struggle would be a good match for September’s UFC Fight Night in Japan.
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