Road to UFC: Episode 1 Breakdown and Predictions

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Flyweight: Choi Seung Guk Vs. Rama Supandhi

Tale of the tape

Choi Seung Guk
Seoul, Korea
27-years-old
5’7″
4-1
3-fight win streak

Rama Supandhi
Indonesia
30-years-old
5’6″
8-3
2-fight win streak

Pros and Cons

Choi Seung Guk

Pros

  • Good leg kicks
  • Uses feints well
  • Good counter-puncher
  • Good movement
  • Decent enough wrestling
  • Good ground and pound

Cons

  • Telegraphs his takedown entries
  • Too willing to stand and trade
  • Lacks head movement

Rama Supandhi

Pros

  • Submission threat
  • Good back take
  • Solid jiu-jitsu
  • Scrambles well
  • Excellent RNC
  • Good off his back

Cons

  • Hands low
  • Will pull guard
  • Low output
  • Limited on the feet

Prediction: This is a grappler vs striker bout pretty much.

Guk does have some wrestling/grappling skills but most likely this is a area he’ll shy away from in the fight. He does have better wrestling than Supandhi which could be a valuable weapon for him however. That said, Guk has a big advantage on the feet, possibly the biggest advantage between the two. Supandhi has strong jiu-jitsu but not the wrestling to match. If he had better wrestling he might would be the pick. I like the output and overall striking of Guk enough to side with him.

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