Boston Salmon
Boom Boom
Added to UFC Boston
August 13, 2019
Salmon will face off against Randy Costa in a bantamweight matchup at UFC Boston on October 18.
Salmon lost via TKO to Khalid Taha in his UFC debut. The fight was not even close, as it was called at 0:25 of Round 1. The Tuesday Night Contender Series alum will look to bounce back against Costa, who is also coming into the bout off a loss in hes UFC debut. Salmon will concede four inches in reach to Costa, who fared much better in the striking department in his respective debut.
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Last justs 25 seconds in UFC debut
April 13, 2019
Salmon lost to Khalid Taha via TKO (punches) at 0:25 of Round 1 at UFC 236 on Saturday in Atlanta.
Not good. In arguably the biggest fight of his young career, Salmon lasted all of 25 seconds. A product of Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series, Salmon earned his UFC opportunity with a unanimous decision victory over "Ricky Turcios" last July. There was some hype surrounding Salmon entering his official company debut, but this performance will take care of that.
Booked for UFC 236
March 12, 2019
Salmon (6-1-0) is scheduled to face Khalid Taha (12-2-0) in a featherweight fight April 13 at UFC 236 in Atlanta, Alexander K. Lee of reports.
The two had initially been booked for a fight Nov. 30, but the fight was cancelled after Taha withdrew due to a torn ACL. With Taha now back to full health, Salmon will now prepare for his long-awaited UFC debut after he was awarded a contract during the first season of Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series in 2017. Salmon had been in line to make his debut later that same year before requiring surgery to address a knee injury of his own and then having the Taha fight called off.
Drops out of Sao Paulo bout
October 20, 2017
Salmon has been forced to drop out of UFC Fight Night 119 on October 28 because of a left knee injury.
There is not going to be a replacement for Salmon, as his scheduled fight against Raoni Barcelos will fall by the wayside and UFC will go forth with 13 bouts on the card. Moving forward for Salmon, the 26-year-old may need surgery on the knee, although the situation will be determined following his appointment with a physician Tuesday.
Gains new opponent for UFC debut
October 10, 2017
Salmon will face Raoni Barcelos in a bantamweight bout at UFC Fight Night 119 on October 28 in Sao Paulo, Guilherme Cruz of reports.
Salmon was originally set to make his UFC debut against Augusto Mendes, but was left without an opponent when Mendes suffered ankle and tibia injuries. "Boom Boom" will now face the defending RFA featherweight champion Raoni Barcelos. Salmon maintains a 6-1 record.
Needs new opponent for Sao Paulo event
October 4, 2017
Salmon is in need of a new opponent for UFC Sao Paulo on Oct. 28, Guilherme Cruz of reports.
Salmon was originally scheduled to make his UFC debut against Brazilian Augusto Mendes, but Mendes was forced to withdraw after sustaining ankle and tibia injuries. The UFC will now search for a new opponent for "Boom Boom" just over three weeks before the scheduled event. Salmon came up under the Resurrection Fighting Alliance banner, but was signed to the UFC following a decision victory over Ricky Turcios on Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series. The 26-year-old bantamweight still hopes to fight on the card.