Finishing the Fight: UFC Fight Island 8

UFC Fight Island 8 - mounir lazzez
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JANUARY 19: Mounir Lazzez of Tunisia poses on the scale during the UFC weigh-in at Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 19, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Every fighter has their go-to moves, especially specialists within certain martial arts disciplines. Their own signature styles can lead to spectacular finishes. Whether it’s a scary-good rear-naked choke that fighters just can’t seem to avoid once going to the ground or crazy power in a straight left hand that has dropped even granite-chinned fighters with ease, each fighter has a particular finishing move or sequence. Moves that have stuck in fan’s minds and come to define and describe their careers within the cage.

For UFC Fight Island 8 we will take a look at some fighters with only a few (5 or less) fights in the UFC, rather than those fighters that are long-time UFC veterans with a bunch of finishes with the promotion.

Mounir “The Sniper” Lazzez (10-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC)

Total Number of Pro MMA Finishes: 8

Via KO/TKO:  8

Via Submission: 0

Total Number of UFC Finishes: 0

Via KO/TKO: 0

Via Submission: 0

Mounir Lazzez is a very long welterweight (standing at 6’1″ tall with a 76″ reach) and uses his physical traits to his advantage very well. Lazzez is a striker with all of his finishes coming by way of KO or TKO in his pro career. Lazzez is a hard fighter to time, with his punches and kicks flowing smoothly but not rhythmically. A tricky attribute for a striker. Mounir has great high kicks in his arsenal and is very dangerous within the clinch with his knees and dirty boxing being something to look out for. Lazzez is also good at mixing strikes to the body and head so that Mounir keeps his opponent guessing.

In Mounir’s most recent fight, in July of last year, he won his UFC debut against Abdul Razak Alhassan by unanimous decision. It was a great fight and displayed that Lazzez has the capabilities to hang with some very good caliber UFC guys.