The Octagon Yields to Sweden to Get UFC Fight Night 152, Occurring June 1 in Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden.
Several new bouts have been added to the card, and they’re listed below.
Christos Giagos vs. Damir Hadzovic, Fight Night 152
Lightweights Christos Giagos and Damir Hadzovic are set to clash at UFC Fight Night 152. MMANytt.com broke the news. Giagos (16-7) is 2-3 at the UFC over two stints in the advertising and is coming from a decision win over Mizuto Hirota. Hadzovic (13-4) is 3-2 in the UFC and is coming off of a KO win over Marco Polo Reyes with a decision win over Nick Hein before that. Both guys are middle-of-the-pack lightweights, but Hadzovic seems a large more polished and should be preferred here.
Daniel Teymur vs. Sung Bin Jo, UFC Fight Night 152
Featherweights Daniel Teymur and Sung Bin Jo will battle UFC Fight Night 152. Teymur (6-3) is the lesser of both Temyur brothers since he has fought en route to a very poor 0-3 record in the UFC which includes back-end submission declines to Julio Arce and Chris Fishgold. There’s no doubt he will be battling for his UFC job in this bout. Jo (9-0) is making his UFC debut after moving unbeaten with nine straight endings on the West regional scene. One knock against Jo is he has only fought twice since 2017, but his record is very impressive. I would not be surprised if Teymur managed to get his first UFC triumph, but based on Jo’s masterful record on the regional arena he must most likely be preferred here.
Stevie Ray vs. Leonardo Santos, UFC Fight Night 152
An intriguing lightweight bout between Stevie Ray and Leonardo Santos is also set for UFC Fight Night 152. Ray (22-8) is 6-3 at the UFC and is coming off of a decision win over Jessin Ayari that snapped a two-fight losing skid. There were lots of high hopes enclosing the Scot when he initially came to the UFC, but overall he’s been disappointing within the Octagon and he has not finished a fight since 2015. Santos (16-3-1) won TUF Brazil and overall has an extremely impressive 5-0-1 record within the Octagon that comprises a KO win over Kevin Lee. But, Santos is now 39-years-old and hasn’t fought since late 2016, when he chose over Adriano Martins. He technically hasn’t lost a fight since 2009 and is riding an 11-fight unbeaten streak, but the three-year layoff is obviously not a fantastic sign going into this particular bout. Nevertheless, I think you have to prefer Santos just because of how good his record was over the last decade against an inconsistent opponent in the form of Ray.
Tonya Evinger vs. Lina Lansberg, UFC Fight Night 152
Also added to UFC Fight Night 152 is a women’s bantamweight bout between Tonya Evinger and Lina Lansberg. Evinger (19-7, 1 NC) is 0-2 at the UFC with back-to-back knockout losses to Cris Cyborg and Aspen Ladd. The former Invcita champ has been quite disappointing in the UFC thus far but has fought really tough competition and this ought to be a more winnable fight for her. Lansberg (8-4) is 2-3 at the UFC and is coming off of a decision loss to Yana Kunitskaya. She has shown toughness in the Octagon, but that is about it. Both are elderly fighters for the division but given Evinger’s experience I expect her to be a tiny favorite here.
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