The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was back in Singapore for the second time in promotional background Saturday (June 17, 2017) using UFC Fight Night 111: Holm vs. Correia. It was an entertaining night of bits which found six of 12 bouts ending within the space, and with that action now in our rear view, let us look at some potential matchups featuring some of the competitors from the evening…
Bethe Correia vs. Liz Carmouche
Correia endured a third-round knockout against Holly Holm last weekend and will be seeking to go back to the win column her next time out. I think 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 in the branch, but it’s a pairing I think makes a great deal of sense. I believe this prospective 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 making a unanimous nod against former Strikeforce welterweight champion Tarec Saffiedine. It was a solid welterweight debut for dos Anjos, and that I think Covington would be a fantastic opponent for his next outing, as both of them are seeking to break into the Top 15 in 170 lbs. This potential welterweight competition would be a wonderful fit for the card to August’s UFC 215 in Seattle.
“Stun Gun” Dong Hyun Kim vs. Alan Jouban
This possible welterweight showdown has potential of creating fireworks. It could also prove to be a lackluster struggle 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 standing. Jouban did show enhanced takedown defense in his last outing against Gunnar Nelson despite dropping via second-round guillotine-choke entry after being dropped using 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 into the win column his second time out. I believe this struggle would be a solid fit for September’s UFC Fight Night in Japan.
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