A few new bouts have been reserved for upcoming UFC Fight Night cards. Below are the bouts, together with my initial ideas on them.
Desmond Green vs. Charles Jourdain, UFC Fight Night 152 Desmond Green has gotten his wish. The lightweight will compete in his hometown of Rochester, New York when he meets beginner Charles Jourdain at UFC Fight Night 152, occurring May 18 at Blue Cross Arena. The information broke.
Green (22-8) is just 3-3 overall in the UFC but is coming off of arguably the biggest win of his career, a first-round TKO win over Ross Pearson that delivered the British veteran packing into retirement. Green said he wanted to struggle in Rochester so bad he would fight at no cost, and he’ll get his wish, just he will get paid when he chooses on Jourdain, who is making his UFC debut. Jourdain (9-1) was the lightweight champion in the TKO promotion in Quebec and is coming from four straight finishes. Only 23 years old,”Air” Jourdain is one of the top prospects in 155lbs and this is a superb signing for the UFC.
Having said that, Jourdain will be facing a tough competitor here in Green, who has shown he can grind out his enemies and knock him out. I would give the edge to green based on his UFC experience, although Jourdain may 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 top prospect Darko Stosic in UFC Fight Night 153, occurring June 1 at Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden. Clark himself broke the news through Instagram.
Clark (9-3) is 3-3 in the UFC and is coming off of a TKO loss to Aleksandar Rakic. Overall he has been a disappointment in the UFC and it looks like the matchmakers are down on him. Stosic (13-3) is among the best prospects at 205lbs and picked up a barbarous TKO win over Jeremy Kimball in his UFC debut to up his win streak to nine consecutive fights.
It sure looks like that the UFC is utilizing Clark as a gatekeeper at this stage of his career, and Stosic ought to be a hefty favored to get the win in this struggle.
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 in Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, South Carolina. Sherdog broke the information.
Holland (14-4) is currently 1-2 at the UFC after being signed following 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 at the UFC and is coming from back-to-back wins over Oluwale Bamgbose and Julian Marquez.
This should be a very competitive fight, and while I really do anticipate Holland to be favored, Di Chirico is a good fighter and shouldn’t be counted from this one.
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