Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight scrappers Nick Hein and Tae Hyun Bang will throw down this Saturday (Sept. 3, 2016) at UFC Fight Night 93 inside Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany. In a match up of Judoka and boxer, what adjustments must be made for either man to claim victory? Let’s break it down.
Hein has started off his UFC career in solid fashion, as the German athlete has won three of four bouts. While he hasn’t been dominating the cream of the crop, Hein has proven himself a worthy member of the roster. Meanwhile, Bang made a more immediate first impression as an offense-first boxer. A 12-year veteran, Bang is unlikely to rise up the ranks, but he’s proven to be a tough out and entertaining fighter nonetheless.
Let’s take a look at the keys to victory for both athletes:
Record: 13-2 (1)
Key Wins: Drew Dober (UFC Fight Night 41), Yusuku Kasuya (UFC Fight Night 75)
Key Losses: James Vick (UFC Fight Night 57)
Keys to Victory: Hein is a well-rounded and physically strong fighter who’s becoming something of a staple on international cards. The German is especially skilled on the ground, as he holds black belts in both Judo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
In this match, takedowns will be key.
Hein is the shorter man with the shorter reach opposite a more skilled striker. That’s rarely a recipe for success on the feet, so it’s imperative that Hein keep the pressure on his opponent. Bang is more of a slugger than refined technician, so it shouldn’t be all that difficult for Hein to close the distance. Once in his clinch, Hein’s strength and grappling expertise should be enough to control the bout.
That said, Hein does need to be careful. He’s slowed down in the third round in the past, whereas Bang keeps his power throughout ….View full article
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