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How will Justin Gaethje & Marlon Moraes do in the UFC? (Heavy Hands #160)

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Connor Ruebusch and Patrick Wyman break down the fighting styles and prospects of UFC newcomers Justin Gaethje, Marlon Moraes, and Zabit Magomedsharipov.

With UFC 211 behind us, we look to the future on this week’s episode of Heavy Hands. Recently the UFC has picked up a number of interesting prospects and contenders. WSOF lightweight champion Justin Gaethje is a hard-nosed, hard-hitting brawler who doesn’t know the meaning of the words “boring fight.” WSOF bantamweight champ Marlon Moraes is a supremely technical kickboxer who has begun transforming his talent for picking opponents apart into a talent for finishing them. And Dagestani knockout artist Zabit Magomedsharipov is a gigantic featherweight who looks ready to take the next step.

We take a hard look at all of these fighters, and speculate on how far they might go now that they have been welcomed into the UFC fold. In this week’s final segment, we address a topic requested by one of our patrons: why is striking defense so much worse in MMA than in boxing, and how can it be improved?

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