Chance Rencountre
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Scheduled for UFC 244
August 27, 2019
Rencountre will square off against Lyman Good at UFC 244 on Nov. 2, Nolan King of reports.
Rencountre is coming off one of the most shocking upsets of 2019 in his victory over Ismail Naurdiev, giving him back-to-back victories after losing his UFC debut against Belal Muhammad. After beginning the early portions of his career with numerous victories via KO, Rencountre has focused more on his wrestling in recent bouts, which is what guided him to his win over Naurdiev. He will likely aim to work the same magic against Good, whose primary skillset still seems to land on the boxing end of the spectrum.
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Pulls biggest UFC upset of 2019
July 6, 2019
Rencountre defeated Ismail Naurdiev via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-27, 29-28) at UFC 239 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Credit Rencountre for recognizing a major flaw in Naurdiev's game and exploiting it. After getting the short end of the stick in the striking exchanges between the two men in the early going, Rencountre turned to his wrestling and completely changed the tide of the fight. His two successful takedowns were more than enough to throw the young and inexperienced Naurdiev off his game. Rencountre has now won back-to-back fights since dropping his UFC debut. Per ESPN, Rencountre, who entered this one at +375, is the biggest underdog to win a UFC bout in 2019.
Gets opponent for UFC 239
May 23, 2019
Rencountre has been booked to fight Ismail Naurdiev in a welterweight bout at UFC 239 on July 6.
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.
Finds first UFC win Saturday
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.
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
January 14, 2019
Rencountre will now be facing UFC debutant Kyle Stewart at UFC Brooklyn on Saturday, Damon Martin of MMA Weekly reports.
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
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.
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.