With UFC on FOX 19 set for this Saturday night, the recent edition of “UFC Tonight” was used to promote the card.
Co-hosts Kenny Florian and Daniel Cormier each offered up a fighter to watch, with both sticking away from the “obvious” selections and digging a little deeper.
Florian picked Rose Namajunas, who meets Tecia Torres in the new co-main event in a likely title-eliminator bout at strawweight.
“Rose Namajunas is a completely different fighter than the one you saw in the Ultimate Fighter finale,” Florian said. “Everything is really coming together for her not only on a technical level but mentally she is just way more mature as a fighter. She can really do it all.”
For Cormier, he went with Islam Makhachev, as the Sambo world champion takes on Drew Dober in a lightweight bout that kicks off the televised prelims.
“My fighter to watch is Islam Makhachev. He lost his last fight but had moved up very fast,” Cormier said. “This young man is unbelievable. In the time since his last fight, he’s won another Sambo World Championship. I’ve been with him in training camp, the dude is a monster with unbelievable wrestling and great cardio.”