The Octagon returns to Sweden for UFC Fight Night 152, taking place June 1 at Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden.
Several new bouts are added into the card, and they are given 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 at 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 should be preferred 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 the two Temyur brothers since he has struggled en route to a very bad 0-3 record from the UFC that includes back-to-back entry declines to Julio Arce and Chris Fishgold. There is no doubt 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 straight endings on the West regional scene. One knock against Jo is that he has only fought twice since 2017, but his album is quite impressive. I would not be surprised if Teymur was able to get his first UFC win, but based on Jo’s masterful record about the regional scene 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 is also place for UFC Fight Night 152. Ray (22-8) is 6-3 in the UFC and is coming off of a decision win over Jessin Ayari that snapped a two-fight losing skid. There were lots of high hopes surrounding the Scot when he initially arrived at the UFC, but overall he’s been unsatisfactory within the Octagon and he has not 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 includes 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 an 11-fight unbeaten streak, but the three-year layoff is obviously not a fantastic sign going into this particular bout. Still, I think you have to prefer Santos just due to how great his album was over the past ten years 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 at the UFC with back-to-back knockout losses to Cris Cyborg and Aspen Ladd. The prior Invcita champ has been very disappointing in the UFC thus much but has fought very tough competition, which should be a winnable struggle for her. Lansberg (8-4) is 2-3 in the UFC and is coming off of a decision loss to Yana Kunitskaya. She’s shown toughness from the Octagon, but that’s about it. Both are older fighters to the branch but awarded Evinger’s expertise I expect her to be a small favorite here.
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