The Octagon returns to Sweden for UFC Fight Night 152, Occurring June 1 at Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden.
Several new bouts have been added to the card, and they are listed below.
Christos Giagos vs. Damir Hadzovic, Fight Night 152
Lightweights Christos Giagos and Damir Hadzovic are set to battle UFC Fight Night 152. MMANytt.com broke the information. Giagos (16-7) is 2-3 at the UFC over two stints in the promotion and is coming off of a decision win over Mizuto Hirota. Hadzovic (13-4) is 3-2 at the UFC and is coming from a KO win over Marco Polo Reyes with a decision win over Nick Hein prior to that. Both guys are middle-of-the-pack lightweights, but Hadzovic looks a big more polished and should be favored 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 the two Temyur brothers as he’s struggled en route to a very bad 0-3 record from the UFC which includes back-end entry losses to Julio Arce and Chris Fishgold. There’s no doubt he is going to be fighting to get his UFC job in this bout. Jo (9-0) is making his UFC debut after going unbeaten with nine consecutive endings on the West regional scene. One knock against Jo is that he has only fought twice since 2017, but his record is very impressive. I wouldn’t be surprised if Teymur managed to get his first UFC win, but based on Jo’s masterful album about the regional arena he should probably be preferred here.
Stevie Ray vs. Leonardo Santos, UFC Fight Night 152
An intriguing lightweight bout between Stevie Ray and Leonardo Santos is also place for UFC Fight Night 152. Ray (22-8) is 6-3 at the UFC and is coming from a decision win over Jessin Ayari that snapped a two-fight losing skid. There were lots of high hopes surrounding the Scot when he initially came to the UFC, but overall he has been unsatisfactory inside the Octagon and he hasn’t finished a struggle since 2015. Santos (16-3-1) won TUF Brazil and overall has an extremely impressive 5-0-1 record within the Octagon that includes a KO win over Kevin Lee. However, Santos is now 39-years-old and has not fought since late 2016, when he chose over Adriano Martins. He hasn’t lost a fight since 2009 and is riding a 11-fight unbeaten streak, but the three-year layoff is clearly not a fantastic sign going into this bout. Nevertheless, I think you have to prefer Santos just because of how good his album has been over the past ten years against an inconsistent opponent in the form of Ray.
Tonya Evinger vs. Lina Lansberg, UFC Fight Night 152
Additionally 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 very disappointing in the UFC thus far but has fought really hard competition and this should be a more winnable struggle for her. Lansberg (8-4) is 2-3 in the UFC and is coming from a decision loss to Yana Kunitskaya. She’s shown toughness in the Octagon, but that’s about it. Both are elderly fighters to the division but given Evinger’s expertise I expect her to be a tiny favorite here.
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