Road to UFC: Episode 4 Breakdown and Predictions

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Lightweight: Asikerbai Jinensibieke Vs. Kim Kyung Pyo

Tale of the Tape

Asikerbai Jinensibieke
Heilongjiang, China
33-years-old
5’11”
33-10
11-fight win streak
Kim Kyung Pyo
South Korea
30-years-old
5’10”
10-3
No win streak

Pros and Cons

Asikerbai Jinensibieke

Pros

  • Fast starter
  • Good ground and pound
  • Good wrestling
  • Good ground and pound

Cons

  • Puts himself in submissions
  • TDD needs some work
  • Telegraphs takedowns at times
  • Wild striking

Kim Kyung Pyo

Pros

  • Submission threat
  • Strikes to wrestle well
  • Good grappling
  • Heavy ground and pound
  • Good wrestling

Cons

  • Low output
  • Loose in position
  • Questionable chin
  • TDD needs some work

Prediction: Both of these fighters have had very different paths in their MMA careers. Jinensibieki has fought as much as possible, whereas Pyo hasn’t been as active.

Saying that, Pyo has fought good competition including a loss to Arman Tsarukyan, who he did well against despite the loss. There isn’t a lot of footage on Jinensibieki, though I’ve been watching Pyo for years. I don’t think Pyo is UFC-level but is at a level to test the guys trying to get to that higher stage. Jinensibieki I don’t think is at that level either however. I think Pyo is the better grappler, which is where Jinensibieki will want to take this fight. Also, the longer this fight goes, the more I favor Pyo.

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