A couple new bouts are reserved for upcoming UFC Fight Night cards. Below are the bouts, together with my first ideas on these.
UFC Fight Night 152 vs. Charles Jourdain, desmond Green Desmond Green has gotten his wish. The lightweight will compete in his hometown of Rochester, New York when he meets newcomer Charles Jourdain in UFC Fight Night 152, taking place May 18 at Blue Cross Arena. RDS broke the news.
Green (22-8) is just 3-3 overall in the UFC but is coming from arguably the biggest win of his career, a first-round TKO win over Ross Pearson which delivered the British veteran packaging into retirement. Green stated he wished to fight in Rochester so awful he would struggle at no cost, and he will get his desire, just he’ll get paid when he takes on Jourdain, who is making his UFC debut. Jourdain (9-1) was the lightweight champion in the TKO promotion in Quebec and is coming off of four straight finishes. Only 23 years old,”Air” Jourdain is one of the top prospects at 155lbs and this is a great signing for the UFC.
Having said this, Jourdain will be facing a tough competitor here in Green, who has shown he can grind out his enemies and also knock him out. I’d give the advantage to green according to his UFC experience, though Jourdain could be a live dog.
Devin Clark vs. Darko Stosic, UFC Fight Night 153
Following his light heavyweight matchup against Ivan Shtyrkov at last weekend’s UFC St. Petersburg event was scrapped last minute, Devin Clark has been quickly rebooked and he’ll fight high prospect Darko Stosic in UFC Fight Night 153, taking place June 1 at Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden. Clark himself broke the news via Instagram.
Clark (9-3) is 3-3 at the UFC and is coming off of a TKO loss to Aleksandar Rakic. Overall he’s been a disappointment in the UFC and it looks like the matchmakers are down . Stosic (13-3) is among the top prospects at 205lbs and picked up a vicious TKO win over Jeremy Kimball in his UFC debut to up his win streak to nine straight fights.
It sure looks like that the UFC is using Clark as a gatekeeper at this point of his profession, and Stosic ought to be quite a hefty favored to get the win in this fight.
Kevin Holland vs. Alessio Di Chirico, UFC Fight Night 154
Middleweights Kevin Holland and Alessio Di Chirico are set to clash at UFC Fight Night 154, which takes place June 22 at Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, South Carolina. Sherdog broke the news.
Holland (14-4) is 1-2 in the UFC after being signed after a successful stint on the Contender Series. After dropping a choice to Thiago Santos in his UFC debut, he has picked up back-to-back wins over Gerald Meerschaert and John Phillips. Di Chirico (12-2) is 3-2 in the UFC and is coming off of back-to-back wins over Oluwale Bamgbose and Julian Marquez.
This ought to be a really competitive fight, and while I really do expect Holland to be preferred, Di Chirico is a solid fighter and should not be counted from the one.
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