Chance Rencountre
Black Eagle

USA

Gets opponent for UFC 239
WelterweightUFC
May 23, 2019
Rencountre has been booked to fight Ismail Naurdiev in a welterweight bout at UFC 239 on July 6.
ANALYSIS
While Recountre is 32 years old and boasts a 13-3 record over the course of his professional career, it hasn't even been a year since he joined the UFC. After losing his debut back in June of 2018, Rencountre followed it up with a victory over Kyle Stewart via submission at UFC Fight Night in Brooklyn back in January. His opponent, Naurdiev, is coming off a victory in February in his UFC debut at just 22 years old.
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Finds first UFC win Saturday
WelterweightUFC
January 19, 2019
Rencountre defeated Kyle Stewart via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:25 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Brooklyn.
ANALYSIS
Originally scheduled to face Randy Brown and then due to go up against Dwight Grant, Rencountre finally ended up battling Stewart and he walked out of the octagon with his first UFC victory. Recognizing that his opponent had zero chance to defend his takedown attempts, Rencountre scored on an early try and then slowly worked for the rear-naked choke that ended the bout. It was a nice performance but the truth of the matter is that Stewart isn't a UFC-caliber fighter. Either way, Rencountre is in the win column.
Opponent switched again
WelterweightUFC
January 14, 2019
Rencountre will now be facing UFC debutant Kyle Stewart at UFC Brooklyn on Saturday, Damon Martin of MMA Weekly reports.
ANALYSIS
Rencountre was originally supposed to face Randy Brown before Brown withdrew for undisclosed reasons Sunday. Initial reports that same day suggested that Dwight Grant was stepping in to take on Rencountre, but plans appear to have changed, with Stewart getting the nod instead. The pair have zero UFC wins between them, with Rencountre losing his only fight with the promotion and Stewart yet to make an appearance.
Gets new opponent
WelterweightUFC
January 13, 2019
Rencountre will now take on Dwight Grant in a welterweight matchup at UFC on ESPN+ 1 on Saturday, freelance MMA reporter Nolan King reports.
ANALYSIS
Rencountre had been a betting underdog for his original matchup against Randy Brown, and while he won't have much time to prepare for the new opponent, he should have slightly more favorable odds following the replacement. He stands an inch taller than Grant, but will be giving up three inches in reach to the 34-year-old. Both men could soon be fighting for their spot on the roster, as each came up short in their UFC debuts.
Upcoming bout in jeopardy
WelterweightUFC
January 13, 2019
Rencountre is in need of a new opponent for UFC on ESPN+ 1 following the withdrawal of Randy Brown (undisclosed), Alexander K. Lee of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
The debut ESPN card held up for weeks, and while most of the main fights remain in tact, several undercard bouts have underwent reshuffling this week. Rencountre is the latest to fall victim to this after Randy Brown was forced to withdraw due to an undisclosed reason. Rencountre had been approximately a (+230) underdog for this matchup prior to its cancellation, but according to Ariel Helwani of ESPN, Dwight Grant is now the frontrunner to step up in his place.
Second UFC bout booked
WelterweightUFC
December 13, 2018
Rencountre will take on Randy Brown in a welterweight matchup at UFC on ESPN+ 1 on Jan. 19, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Rencountre was given his UFC opportunity by filling in for Niko Price on short notice, but came up short via unanimous decision. He was outlanded 70-to-16 in terms of significant strikes and taken down three times in that matchup. Now with a full camp to prepare, Rencountre will take on an opponent in Brown that has alternated wins and losses in his last four fights, and also has a unanimous-decision loss to Belal Muhammad on his resume. While Brown has more UFC experience, Rencountre is the older fighter. Brown will have the edge in both height and reach.