Kevin Newman and Alan Solis suffer big upsets on UFC Fight Pass Card
On June 10, UFC Fight Pass hosted fights in Mexico that saw two prospects suffering career setbacks. TMT’s super middleweight Kevin “The Second Coming” Newman II (11-3-1, 6ko) and Alan “Cachorro” Solis (13-1-1, 7ko) will have to pick themselves up after suffering devastating losses.
Every fighter starting their career needs a place to showcase their talents. Back in the day, a few networks would showcase upcoming fighters transitioning from the small circuit to the big stage. Many can remember ESPN’s Friday Night Fights as the home that hosted many future world champions’ humble beginnings. Now, it looks like UFC Fight Pass is picking up the mantle of showcasing unknown fighters while giving fans a glimpse of things to come.
UPSETS AND SETBACKS
Newman suffered his third career defeat at the hands of Manuel “El Meno” Gallegos (18-1, 15ko), a debilitating setback. Newman was looking to show off improvements under his new trainer, living legend Roy Jones Jr. Moreover, RJJ Promotions, Jones’s promotional banner, promoted the fight card. The Second Coming was hoping a victory would set things up for a possible showdown with rising hard-punching prospect Edgar Berlanga.
WBO #11 ranked Mexican featherweight Solis suffered his first career defeat against fellow countryman Pablo “Diamante” Robles (15-2, 9ko). Solis was looking to capitalize on winning the vacant WBO Latino Featherweight title over veteran Jonathan Aguilar on April 1. Unfortunately, Cachorro was stopped at the 2:40 mark in the third round, derailing his momentum in the sport. Robles proved the old phrase in boxing, “you need to have a short memory,” to be true. He scored the most significant win of his career after suffering a brutal seventh-round knockout by Bryan Acosta Garcia back on January 29.
Boxing is a tough sport that teaches every fighter a lesson, and the key is to learn from it and come back even stronger.
By: Garrisson Bland