Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Rawlings vs Ham, Chambers vs Curran added to May 10 UFC show

Today the UFC announced that UFC Fight Night 65 will be May 10 at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre in Adelaide, Australia. This show will air on May 9 in North America on UFC Fight Pass. Of course they filled up the show with Aussie fighters including two Women's Strawweight fights. Aussie Bec Rawlings will face Korean Ham Seo Hee and Aussie Alex Chambers will face Hawaiian Kailin Curran. Bec was in TUF 20 and lost to Heather Clark on the TUF Finale. It wasn't a very good performance considering that Heather had a torn ACL and has since had knee surgery. Ham made her UFC debut losing to Joanne Calderwood on the TUF Finale. Bec has a significant size advantage and she has a big fan following. I just don't think she's a very good fighter. Ham will be the underdog but she gave a good account of herself against an elite fighter like Calderwood. So she could pull out an upset. Both are strikers with no KO power so I would expect this fight to go the distance and possibly end in a split decision. Alex was also on TUF 20 and she didn't look very good losing to Aisling Daly on the TUF Finale. She's also 36 years old and she even admitted during TUF that this is her last chance to make it as a pro fighter. Kailin lost to Paige Van Zant in her UFC debut. She's young but I don't think she is a UFC caliber fighter. So this could be a must win for both fighters. The loser could get cut.

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