The Octagon returns to Sweden to Get UFC Fight Night 152, taking place June 1 in 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 clash at UFC Fight Night 152. MMANytt.com broke the information. Giagos (16-7) is 2-3 in the UFC over two stints in the promotion and is coming from a decision win over Mizuto Hirota. Hadzovic (13-4) is 3-2 in the UFC and is coming from a KO win over Marco Polo Reyes using a decision win over Nick Hein prior to that. Both men are middle-of-the-pack lightweights, but Hadzovic seems a big 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 lower of both Temyur brothers as he’s struggled en route to a very poor 0-3 record from the UFC which includes back-end submission declines to Julio Arce and Chris Fishgold. There’s no doubt he will be fighting to get his UFC job in this bout. Jo (9-0) is making his UFC debut after moving unbeaten with nine straight finishes on the South Korean regional arena. One knock against Jo is he has only fought twice since 2017, but his record is very impressive. I wouldn’t be surprised if Teymur was able to get his first UFC win, but according to Jo’s masterful album on the regional scene that he should most likely be preferred here.
Stevie Ray vs. Leonardo Santos, UFC Fight Night 152
An intriguing lightweight connection between Stevie Ray and Leonardo Santos can also be 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 enclosing the Scot when he initially came to the UFC, but overall he’s been unsatisfactory inside the Octagon and he hasn’t completed a fight since 2015. Santos (16-3-1) won TUF Brazil and overall has an extremely impressive 5-0-1 record within the Octagon that comprises a KO win over Kevin Lee. But, Santos is now 39-years-old and hasn’t 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 good sign going into this bout. Still, I believe you have to favor Santos just due to 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
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 at the UFC with back-to-back knockout losses to Cris Cyborg and Aspen Ladd. The prior Invcita champ has been quite disappointing at the UFC thus far but has fought really hard competition, which should be a winnable struggle for her. Lansberg (8-4) is 2-3 in the UFC and is coming from a decision loss to Yana Kunitskaya. She has shown toughness from the Octagon, but that is about it. Both are elderly fighters to the division but awarded Evinger’s experience I expect her to be a small favorite here.
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