The Octagon is led back for UFC 236 to Atlanta, Georgia. The card takes place April 13 at State Farm Arena, and some of the latest 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 all ABC broke the information. Jouban (16-6) is 7-4 in the UFC and most recently defeated Ben Saunders via KO at a 2018″Battle of the Year” candidate. Grant (9-2) showed 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 final struggle. Jouban has more experience and on paper is the better fighter, but he is also 37 and hasn’t fought in over a year. This might be the right time to fade him and go with Grant, who I am hoping to be the underdog in this one.
Jalin Turner vs. Matt Frevola, UFC 236
A lightweight matchup involving Jalin Turner and Matt Frevola can also be set for UFC 236. Turner (8-4) was brutally knocked out by Vicente Luque in his UFC debut but bounced back nicely with a TKO win over Callan Potter his out time. Just 23, he seems like a very good prospect at 155lbs. Frevola (6-1-1) was pumped 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 lot better of a fighter than many give him credit for, but given how impressive Turner appeared in his UFC sophomore attempt, you have to go with him to win this fight as a major favorite.
Max Griffin vs. Zelim Imadaev Taking place 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’ve a split decision nod over Thiago Alves in his final struggle. His album is deceiving as he has fought some really hard competition in his losses, including former interim champ Colby Covington. Imadaev (8-0) has knocked out each his opponents thus far about the Russian regional circuit but not one of them were notable fighters. Griffin is the biggest battle of Imadaev’s career to date, and while Griffin is a solid fighter, Imadaev is a huge prospect with a glistening record and will likely be favored here.
Curtis Millender vs. Belal Muhammad, UFC 236
Only 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) saw a nine-fight win streak snapped by his entry loss to dos Santos but before that had won his first three fights in 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 lasting fighters eager to stand and trade for the lovers, however despite Millender’s recent rapid loss I would still favor him to win this bout as he is the more dynamic fighter and stronger striker.
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