The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was live from Oklahoma City, OK for the next time in promotional background Sunday (July 25, 2017) using UFC Fight Night 112: Chiesa vs. Lee. It was a solid night of bits that found five of 13 bouts end within the space, and with action now in our rear perspective, let us look at some potential matchups featuring some of the opponents in the day…
Dominick Reyes vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima
Reyes impressed in his promotional introduction by dismantling and knocking out Joachim Christensen in just less than half a minute to the opening round of action. It was a picture-perfect debut for its undefeated light hearted, who could potentially bring some new life into the razor-thin division. For his next excursion inside the Octagon, I would like to see him take on TUF 2 finalist Marcos Rogerio de Lima, who’s coming off a second-round entry loss to Ovince St. Preux just a few weeks ago. I think the Brazilian is a fantastic test for Reyes his next time out, and this is a potential matchup I’d be interested in viewing reserved for a future fight card. I think it would be a solid addition to the preliminary card for September’s UFC 215 at Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Clay Guida vs. Jon Tuck
Guida impressed in his return to action in the UFC’s lightweight branch following a short stint at featherweight. Coming off a third-round TKO loss to Brian Ortega, Guida returned to the win column in remarkable fashion last weekend by living a rough opening round against Erik Koch, only to come back and dominate the next two rounds to get a unanimous-decision victory. It was a classic Clay Guida performance along with a remarkable victory for”The Carpenter” back at 155 lbs. For his next outing, I would be interested in seeing him shoot on Guam’s Jon Tuck, who is coming off a first-round rear-naked choke submission win over Takanori Gomi. I believe this potential lightweight contest would be a good addition to the card for October’s UFC 216 in vegas.
Tony Martin vs. Francisco Trinaldo
Martin defeated Johnny Case via unanimous conclusion on the judges’ scorecards following three back-and-forth rounds of interesting action. The success puts him on a three fight-winning streak inside the Octagon, and he expects to make it four straight against ranked opposition his second time out. Input: Francisco Trinaldo. “Masaranduba” is coming off a second-round rear-naked choke submission loss to Kevin Lee, which snapped an impressive seven-fight winning series for the TUF: Brazil veteran. I think this rare”winner versus failure” matchup at 155 lbs makes sense for both fighters, and I would like to see it reserved for a long struggle card, rather on the main card for October’s UFC Fight Night in Brazil.
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