The Octagon is headed back for UFC 236 to Atlanta, Georgia. The card takes place April 13 at State Farm Arena, and some of the newest spells added into the card are given below.
Alan Jouban vs. Dwight Grant, UFC 236
Welterweights Alan Jouban and Dwight Grant will meet UFC 236. Zack Klein of all ABC broke the information. 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 fighter, but he is also 37 and hasn’t fought in over a year. This may be the right time to fade him and go 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 can also be set for UFC 236. Turner (8-4) was pumped out by Vicente Luque in his UFC debut but bounced back well 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 a exciting draw opposite Lando Vannata his last time out. Frevola is a lot better of a fighter than many give him credit for, but given how impressive Turner looked in his UFC sophomore attempt, you need to go with him to acquire this fight as a big favorite.
Max Griffin vs. Zelim Imadaev, UFC 236 Occurring at UFC 236 is a welterweight bout between Max Griffin and Zelim Imadaev. ESPN broke the news. Griffin (14-6) includes a mediocre record of 2-4 in the Octagon, but believed he should’ve got a split decision nod over Thiago Alves in his final fight. His record is deceiving as he has fought some really hard competition in his losses, such as former interim champ Colby Covington. Imadaev (8-0) has knocked out all his opponents thus far on the Russian regional circuit but none of them were notable fighters. Griffin is the biggest battle of Imadaev’s career up to now, and while Griffin is a good fighter, Imadaev is a huge prospect with a shiny record and will probably be preferred here.
Curtis Millender vs. Belal Muhammad, UFC 236
Just a week after being filed by Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos, Curtis Millender has signed a contract to fight fellow welterweight Belal Muhammad in UFC 236. Farah Hannoun broke the news. Millender (17-4) watched a nine-fight win streak snapped by his submission loss to dos Santos but prior to that had won his first three fights in the Octagon. Muhammad (14-3) is 5-3 in the UFC and most recently saw his four-fight win streak snapped by a decision loss to Geoff Neal. Fantastic fight here between two lasting fighters willing to stand and trade for the lovers, but despite Millender’s recent quick loss I’d still favor him to win this bout as he is the dynamic fighter and more powerful striker.
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