Road to UFC: Episode 1 Breakdown and Predictions

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Lightweight: Jinnosuke Kashimura Vs. Ki Won Bin

Tale of the tape

Jinnosuke Kashimura
Ibaraki, Japan
20-years-old
5’8
3-1
2-fight win streak

Ki Won Bin
South Korea
31-years-old
5’8″
15-7
No win streak

Pros and Cons

Jinnosuke Kashimura

Pros

  • N/A

Cons

  • N/A

Ki Won Bin 

Pros

  • Good right hand
  • Knockout power
  • Fast starter
  • Constant forward pressure
  • Dangerous in exchanges

Cons

  • Weak chin
  • Gets drawn into brawls
  • Reckless

Prediction: Kashimmura is taking this fight on super short notice up a weight class. Bin is much more experienced compared to just four pro fights for Kashimura. Bin has also fought good competition while Kashimura has never fought anyone with a winning record.

With Bin, he’s going to be the much better striker. His chin is a concern but it probably isn’t in danger here. Kashimura has zero footage but there is no secret he’s a jiu-jitsu fighter. Bin has decent grappling so there is a chance there is a path to victory for Kashimura. The most likely outcome of this fight is Bin will take over minute by minute and it would be a big upset if he lost.

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