With both fighters on two-fight losing streaks, Frank Camacho’s pressure proved to be the difference against Nick Hein, and earned him the finish in round two.
Frank Camacho steps into UFC Stockholm replacing Luigi Vendramini. Camacho is a brawler to the core, earning three Fight of the Night bonuses in his first three fights in the Octagon. His last one was not as back and forth, as he fell to Geoff Neal via head kick. Camacho is 1-3 in the UFC and came into the promotion at 20-4.
Nick Hein has been in the UFC since 2014 and is 4-3 with the promotion. The German defeated Drew Dober in his debut then lost to James Vick before rattling off three consecutive victories. Hein was supposed to fight Zabit Magomedsharipov in 2017, but pulled out due to injury and did not fight that year. He returned to the Octagon last year, losing to both Davi Ramos and Damir Hadzovic.
Round one began with pressure from Camacho, but it was a solid barrage of strikes from the southpaw Hein, which included a straight left hand that allowed the German to secure an early take down. Camacho would get to his feet quickly and continue to apply more movement forward throughout the rest of the round, including a flying knee attempt that was blocked by Hein.
The second round, just as the first, commenced with non-stop forward pressure from Camacho, and Hein’s punch output began to slow down with less frequent strikes being thrown towards his opponent. As the round continued it became evident that the gameplan of Camacho was proving to be the difference and Hein had fewer answers. With less than a minute in the round “The Crank” sensed there would not be a response from Hein and began to pick up his output with a flurry of strikes with Hein covering up with no answer on the cage. Hein refused to go down but referee Leon Roberts had seen enough and stopped the fight with five seconds remaining in round two.
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Camcho ends his two-fight losing skid and picks up his first win in his return to lightweight.
Frank Camacho def. Nick Hein via TKO (strikes), Round 2, 4:55