The Octagon is led back to Atlanta, Georgia for UFC 236. The card takes place April 13 at State Farm Arena, and some of the newest bouts added to the card are given below.
Alan Jouban vs. Dwight Grant, UFC 236
Welterweights Alan Jouban and Dwight Grant will meet at UFC 236. Zack Klein of ABC broke the news. Jouban (16-6) is 7-4 in the UFC and most recently conquered Ben Saunders via KO at a 2018″Fight of the Year” candidate. Grant (9-2) revealed some Octagon jitters in his UFC debut when he dropped a split decision to Zak Ottow, but he bounced back nicely with a TKO win over Carlo Pedersoli Jr. in his last struggle. Jouban has more experience and on newspaper would be the better boxer, but he’s also 37 and has not fought in over a year. This may be the ideal time to fade him and proceed with Grant, who I am expecting to be the underdog in this one.
Jalin Turner vs. Matt Frevola, UFC 236
A lightweight matchup between Jalin Turner and Matt Frevola is also place for UFC 236. Turner (8-4) was pumped out by Vicente Luque in his UFC debut but bounced back nicely with a TKO win over Callan Potter his last time out. Just 23, he looks like a very good prospect at 155lbs. Frevola (6-1-1) was knocked out by Marco Polo Reyes in his UFC debut and subsequently fought to an exciting draw contrary Lando Vannata his last time out. Frevola is a whole lot better of a fighter than many give him credit for, but given how amazing Turner looked in his UFC sophomore effort, you need to go with him to win this fight as a major favorite.
UFC 236 vs. Zelim Imadaev, max Griffin Occurring at UFC 236 is a welterweight bout between Max Griffin and Zelim Imadaev. ESPN broke the information. Griffin (14-6) has a mediocre record of 2-4 from the Octagon, but most believed he should have got a split decision nod over Thiago Alves in his final fight. His album is deceiving as he’s fought some really hard competition in his losses, including former interim champ Colby Covington. Imadaev (8-0) has knocked out all his opponents thus far about the Russian regional circuit but not one of them were prominent fighters. Griffin is the biggest battle of Imadaev’s career up to now, and while Griffin is a solid fighter, Imadaev is a huge prospect with a shiny record and will probably be preferred here.
Curtis Millender vs. Belal Muhammad, UFC 236
Only a week after being submitted by Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos, Curtis Millender has signed a contract to fight fellow welterweight Belal Muhammad at UFC 236. The news broke. Millender (17-4) saw a nine-fight win streak snapped with his entry loss to dos Santos but prior to that had won his first three fights from the Octagon. Muhammad (14-3) is 5-3 in the UFC and many recently saw his four-fight win streak snapped by a decision loss to Geoff Neal. Fantastic battle here between two durable fighters willing to stand and exchange for the fans, however despite Millender’s recent rapid loss I’d still prefer him to win this bout as he is the dynamic fighter and stronger striker.
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