UFC Fight Night 111 - Holm vs. Correia takes place on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore. The card is expected to be televised on Fight Pass. Former bantamweight champion Holly Holm will meet former title challenger Bethe Correia in the main event.
Holly Holm isn’t one to sit around and sulk. After failing to capture the inaugural women’s featherweight title at UFC 208 this past February, the former bantamweight champ will meet Bethe Correia in the main event of UFC Fight Night 111 in Singapore on June 17.
The rest of the card is shaping up to be a stronger than average Fight Night offering. Let’s preview some of the night’s best matchups.
The UFC is feeding Holm an opponent to get her back in the win column. As one of the more recognizable women’s stars, it’d be bad for business if “The Preacher’s Daughter” lost four straight. While Correia is a decent striker, those T-Rex arms aren’t gonna get anything done against a stick-and-move artist like Holm.
If anything, it’ll be fun to see if the Brazilian can get under the even-keeled Holm’s skin. Nobody knew who Correia was until she crossed the trash-talk line a few times trying to ink a rivalry with Ronda Rousey. Sure, Correia got knocked out cold in less than a minute, but at least she made the buildup interesting.
UFC Fight Night 111: Holly Holm vs. Bethe Correia Prediction
Holly Holm might be the bantamweight division’s biggest star with Miesha Tate and Ronda Rousey gone, but a fourth straight loss could seriously dent her drawing power. That assignment falls to former title challenger Bethe Correia, who meets Holm in the main event of this Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 111 in Singapore.
Can Holm finally get back in the win column? And how should you bet this fight? Let’s break down the UFC odds and preview the matchup from a betting angle. Continue...
Welterweights: Rafael Dos Anjos vs. Tarec Saffiedine
Former lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos moves up to welterweight and jumps right into the fire against a good fighter in Tarec Saffiedine. On paper, this should be a crowd-pleasing matchup pitting RDA’s crisp Muay Thai against Saffiedine’s super technical kickboxing.
It’ll be interesting to see how Dos Anjos fares against bigger fighters. Though he lost his last two fights - against Eddie Alvarez and Tony Ferguson - his five-fight winning streak prior to losing his belt was as impressive as any other lightweight run in history.
UFC Fight Night 111: Saffiedine vs. Dos Anjos Prediction
Rafael Dos Anjos is joining a growing list of elite lightweight fighters seeking greener pastures at welterweight. This Saturday, the former lightweight champion will fight at 170 pounds for the first time when he meets Belgian striker Tarec Saffiedine at UFC Fight Night 111 in Singapore. It’s a big test for RDA, whose foray into a new weight class could falter out of the gate with a loss. Continue...
Heavyweights: Andrei Arlovski vs. Marcin Tybura
At this point, Arlovski is a stepping stone for heavyweights trying to make a name for themselves. Enter Poland’s Marcin Tybura, who comes into the matchup with two straight TKO wins. In a thin heavyweight division, that’s enough to land you a shot against a name opponent.
Should Arlovski get knocked out yet again, expect to hear a lot of calls for his retirement. The Belarussian’s glass chin is basically a neon target after getting shattered so many times.
UFC Fight Night 111: Arlovski vs. Tybura Prediction
At 38 years old, Andrei Arlovski’s long MMA career is drawing to a close. After an improbable six fight winning streak from 2013-2015, the former heavyweight champion has stumbled to the tune of four straight losses - and he’s been finished in each of those. Now, he’s playing stepping stone for 30-year old Marcin Tybura this Saturday at UFC Fight Night 111 in Singapore. Continue...
Welterweights: Dong Hyun Kim vs. Colby Covington
South Korea’s Kim might be a gatekeeper, but he is a very good one. In 17 UFC fights, his only three losses have come against Carlos Condit, Demian Maia and Tyron Woodley. The big judoka is a tough out for anyone, especially when he’s applying his grinding top game.
Colby Covington is ready to graduate from the middle ranks, as he’s 6-1 in the UFC with three straight wins. Beating the No. 7 ranked Kim would open a lot of doors.
UFC Fight Night 111: Dong Hyun Kim vs. Colby Covington Prediction
What happens when a talented wrestler meets an excellent judoka? We’ll find out this Saturday, when collegiate wrestling standout Colby Covington meets high-level judo player Dong Hyun Kim in Singapore. For Covington, with a 6-1 UFC record, it’s an opportunity to announce himself to the contenders as Kim has been a top-10 fighter for years. Continue...
Stay tuned for more updates We’ll post UFC fight odds from BookMaker.eu as soon as they release, along with detailed fight previews and betting picks during fight week. There’s still a good number of fights being targeted for this card, so remember to check back in for updates to the card.