The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was back in Singapore for the second time in promotional history Saturday (June 17, 2017) using UFC Fight Night 111: Holm vs. Correia. It was an entertaining night of bits that saw six of 12 bouts end within the distance, and with this activity today in our rear perspective, let us take a look at some potential matchups featuring a few of the opponents in the evening…
Bethe Correia vs. Liz Carmouche
Correia endured a third-round knockout against Holly Holm last weekend and will be seeking to return to the win column her out time. I think that a matchup that is logical for her next excursion inside the Octagon would be one against fellow former UFC women’s bantamweight title challenger Liz Carmouche. It would be quite a rare”winner versus failure” matchup from the division, but it is a pairing I believe makes a great deal of sense. I think this potential women’s 135-pound contest are a good match 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 main card bouts at UFC Fight Night 111, together with Covington carrying a unanimous-decision triumph over Dong Hyun Kim and dos Anjos earning a unanimous 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 fantastic competitor for his next excursion, as both of them are looking to break into the Top 15 in 170 pounds. This welterweight competition would be a nice fit for the card that is preliminary to the UFC 215 at Seattle of August.
“Stun Gun” Dong Hyun Kim vs. Alan Jouban
This possible welterweight showdown has of producing great fireworks possibility. It could also prove to be a lackluster fight if Kim employs 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 final outing against Gunnar Nelson despite dropping via second-round guillotine-choke submission after being dropped with a punch to the forehead. Kim is coming off a unanimous-decision reduction to Covington, also such as Jouban, he’ll want to bounce back to the win column his next time out. I believe this struggle would be a match for September’s UFC Fight Night in Japan.
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