Blind Reacting to Five MMA Prospects Vol. 3

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Middleweight, Fergus Jenkins (8-0 amateur)

Pros

  • Good takedown entries
  • Solid wrestling
  • Submission threat
  • Scrambles well
  • Excellent top position
  • Good in the clinch
  • Good right hand
  • Neck hunter

Cons

  • Gets pressed back easily

Jenkins is still an amateur but recently fought in IMMAF. In six days Jenkins fought five times and was crowned the IMMA middleweight world champion. To get gold in the IMMAF is a huge deal for amateurs and it puts Jenkins right there among the best ammy prospects.

Jenkins has the talent today to be fighting as a pro and have really good success. All his best work comes from when he gets the takedown. His takedowns come off well-timed entrances. He does a great job catching kicks, slipping under punches, and using that momentum when coming forward. All things that you don’t see a lot in a young fighter.

Jenkins doesn’t spend a lot of time on the feet but does well when he is there. Jenkins fights long with a good jab and right hand. He throws that right hand off the jab over the top and has a sneaky good uppercut. It’s a matter of time before he’s stopping fights with his hands. I like this kid and think he can be something in a few years.

In conclusion, I’ll be adding Mate Sanikidze, Rinya Nakamura, and Fergus Jenkins to my prospect list.

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