UFC Fight Night 108 takes place on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. The entire card airs live on UFC Fight Pass. Featherweight contender Cub Swanson will meet hard-hitting Artem Lobov in the main event.
Cub Swanson, fresh off of a victory over Doo Ho Choi in one of the most thrilling matches of 2016, will headline UFC Fight Night 108 on April 22 in Tennessee. The top-5 featherweight will clash with Artem Lobov - most notably a training partner of Conor McGregor - in the main event of an exclusive Fight Pass card.
The rest of the card is shaping up nicely, with some established vets anchoring a solid lineup of scraps. Let’s get a closer look at some of the night’s more notable fights. You’ll be able to bet on UFC fight odds for the entire card at BookMaker.eu, which usually releases money lines during fight week.
Featherweights- Cub Swanson vs. Artem Lobov
It seems as if Cub Swanson is taking a step down in competition after knocking off a red-hot prospect. Lobov’s 13-12-1 record isn’t the prettiest, but he does come into the matchup with two straight wins. While his resume is nowhere near as impressive as Swanson’s, Lobov is gritty puncher that will certainly oblige Swanson in the types of wild fights he’s known for.
Lightweight - Diego Sanchez vs. Al Iaquinta
Light Heavyweight - Ovince St. Preux vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima
Flyweight - John Dodson vs. Eddie Wineland
Lightweight - Joe Lauzon vs. Stevie Ray
Welterweight - Jake Ellenberger vs. Mike Perry
Speaking of wild fights, human honey badger Diego Sanchez will welcome back Al Iaquinta back to the octagon. Iaquinta was once a rising contender at 155, before contract disputes held him out of action for all of 2015. Sanchez has been forcing opponents into brawls for years now, and it’ll be interesting to see how Iaquinta responds after being out of action for so long.
Former light heavyweight title challenger Ovince St. Preux was just beaten by a UFC rookie on short notice and his stock has never been lower. If he can’t get by an unknown Marcos Rogerio de Lima, we can pretty much write him off at this point. And it’s not an easy matchup for OSP either - Lima has 11 KOs in 15 career wins.
Two-time flyweight title challenger John Dodson is 1-2 in his past three, and should be desperate to avoid consecutive losses if he wants to stay in the title mix. Wineland is a beatable opponent, but he’s also a guy that can make life tough in an instant.
Has there ever been a boring Joe Lauzon fight? The lightweight’s well-rounded skillset and immeasurable heart has kept him around the UFC for a decade now, and he’ll be playing gatekeeper to Scotland’s Stevie Ray, who is coming off the biggest win of his career against Ross Pearson.
If you wanna watch two guys bang, don’t miss Jake Ellenberger’s scrap with Mike Perry. Ellenberger isn’t the fighter he used to be, but he has no problems standing and trading until somebody gets slept. He’ll need to watch his chin against Perry, whose earned all nine of his career wins by KO.
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