Tom ‘Kong’ Watson vs Nick Catone added to UFC 169 Super Bowl weekend
Heavy handed British knockout artist Tom ‘Kong’ Watson will
bring his colorful entrance and performance state side for his next
bout when he faces wrestler Nick Catone at UFC 169 taking place on
Feb 1 during Super Bowl weekend in New Jersey.
Always known for his unique style walking to the cage, Watson
(16-6) is best recognized by his flash and flare inside the cage
where he’s picked up eight career wins by knockout or TKO. His UFC
career has gotten off to a bit of a rough start, however, as Watson
has gone 1-2 thus far and looks to get back to form after a loss to
Thales Leites at UFC 163 in his last bout.
Watson loves to stand and trade, but he’s going to have to work
on his takedown defense for his next bout as he steps into his
opponent’s backyard for their fight at UFC 169.
New Jersey native Nick Catone (9-4) will be competing close to
home for the third time in his UFC career as he hopes to avoid a
dreaded third loss in a row after dropping back-to-back fights in
A hard-nosed wrestler at heart, Catone has to know that a win is
paramount if he wants to avoid a potential cut from the UFC so his
bout against Watson could be one of the biggest of his entire
Watson vs. Catone will occupy a slot on the preliminary card for
the UFC 169 show headlined by two title fights with Dominick Cruz
facing Renan Barao for the bantamweight belt while Jose Aldo takes
on Ricardo Lamas with the featherweight strap on the line.
The final bout order for the card has not been announced yet by