The Octagon returns to Sweden for UFC Fight Night 152, taking place June 1 at Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden.
Several new bouts have been added to 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 information. Giagos (16-7) is 2-3 at the UFC over two stints in the advertising and is coming from a decision win over Mizuto Hirota. Hadzovic (13-4) is 3-2 in the UFC and is coming off of a KO win over Marco Polo Reyes using a decision win over Nick Hein prior to that. Both guys are middle-of-the-pack lightweights, but Hadzovic looks a large more polished and needs to be preferred here.
Daniel Teymur vs. Sung Bin Jo, UFC Fight Night 152
Featherweights Daniel Teymur and Sung Bin Jo will clash at UFC Fight Night 152. Teymur (6-3) is the lower of the two Temyur brothers since he’s fought en route to a very poor 0-3 record in the UFC that includes back-to-back submission declines to Julio Arce and Chris Fishgold. There’s no doubt that 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 West regional scene. One knock against Jo is he has only fought since 2017, but his album is quite impressive. I would not be shocked if Teymur was able to get his first UFC triumph, but according to Jo’s masterful record on the regional arena he should most likely be favored here.
Stevie Ray vs. Leonardo Santos, UFC Fight Night 152
An intriguing lightweight bout between Stevie Ray and Leonardo Santos is also 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 surrounding the Scot when he initially arrived at the UFC, but overall he has been disappointing inside the Octagon and he has not completed a struggle since 2015. Santos (16-3-1) won TUF Brazil and overall has a very impressive 5-0-1 record inside the Octagon that comprises a KO win over Kevin Lee. But, 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 obviously not a fantastic sign going into this particular bout. Nevertheless, I believe you need to favor Santos just because of how good his record has been over the last decade against an inconsistent opponent in the shape of Ray.
Tonya Evinger vs. Lina Lansberg, UFC Fight Night 152
Additionally 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 former Invcita champ has been quite disappointing in the UFC thus much but has fought very tough competition, which should be a more winnable fight for her. Lansberg (8-4) is 2-3 at the UFC and is coming from a decision loss to Yana Kunitskaya. She has shown toughness in the Octagon, but that’s about it. Both are elderly fighters to the branch but given Evinger’s experience I expect her to be a small favorite here.
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