UFC SWEDEN CARD UPDATES INCLUDING TONYA EVINGER VS. LINA LANSBERG
The Octagon returns to Sweden for UFC Fight Night 152, taking place June 1 in Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden.
Several new bouts are added into the card, and they’re given 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 news. Giagos (16-7) is 2-3 at the UFC over two stints in the advertising 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 before that. Both men are middle-of-the-pack lightweights, but Hadzovic looks a large more polished and needs to 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 since he has struggled en route to a very poor 0-3 record in the UFC that includes back-to-back entry declines to Julio Arce and Chris Fishgold. There is no doubt that he is going to be battling 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 South Korean regional arena. One knock against Jo is that he has only fought since 2017, but his record is very impressive. I wouldn’t be shocked if Teymur was able to get his first UFC win, but according to Jo’s masterful record on the regional scene that he must most likely be favored here.
Stevie Ray vs. Leonardo Santos, UFC Fight Night 152
An intriguing lightweight connection between Stevie Ray and Leonardo Santos can also be set for UFC Fight Night 152. Ray (22-8) is 6-3 in the UFC and is coming from a decision win over Jessin Ayari that snapped a two-fight losing skid. There were plenty of high hopes enclosing the Scot when he initially came to the UFC, but overall he has been disappointing within the Octagon and he hasn’t finished a fight since 2015. Santos (16-3-1) won TUF Brazil and overall has a very impressive 5-0-1 record within the Octagon that comprises 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 an 11-fight unbeaten streak, but the three-year layoff is clearly not a fantastic sign going into this particular bout. Still, I think you need to favor Santos just because of how great his album has been over the last decade against an inconsistent opponent in the shape 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 in 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 ought to be a winnable struggle for her. Lansberg (8-4) is 2-3 at the UFC and is coming from a decision loss to Yana Kunitskaya. She’s shown toughness in the Octagon, but that is about it. Both are older fighters for the branch but given Evinger’s experience I expect her to be a tiny favorite here.
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