Boston Salmon
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Moving up to featherweight
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March 24, 2020
Salmon said Monday in an interview with Nolan King of MMA Junkie that he plans to move from the bantamweight to the featherweight division.
ANALYSIS
Salmon elected to change weight classes in the aftermath of the UFC releasing him from his contract nearly three months ago. The 29-year-old, who owns a career 6-3 record, has yet to latch on with another promotion.
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Cut loose by UFC
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December 19, 2019
Salmon was released by the UFC on Thursday, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Salmon received a UFC contract in 2017 during the inaugural season of Dana White's Contender Series, but a left knee injury suffered during training forced his UFC debut to be pushed back to April of 2019. The 29-year-old lost each of his first two fights via TKO in the first round. Salmon has shown to be a talented fighter in the past, but his stint with the UFC is over.
Knocked out once again
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October 18, 2019
Salmon lost to Randy Costa via TKO (punches) at 2:15 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Friday in Boston.
ANALYSIS
To recap, a guy named Boston was knocked out in Boston by an opponent who grew up just outside Boston. Got that? In all seriousness, Salmon's first two UFC bouts have been an unmitigated disaster. He has been knocked out on both occasions and lasted a grand total of 2:40. His durability -- which was never an issue prior to his arrival in the company -- is suddenly a big, big problem. Salmon is definitely more talented than he has shown, but sooner or later he has to win a fight.
Added to UFC Boston
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August 13, 2019
Salmon will face off against Randy Costa in a bantamweight matchup at UFC Boston on October 18.
ANALYSIS
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.
Last justs 25 seconds in UFC debut
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April 13, 2019
Salmon lost to Khalid Taha via TKO (punches) at 0:25 of Round 1 at UFC 236 on Saturday in Atlanta.
ANALYSIS
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
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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 MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
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.