Welcome to the UFC: Jamey-Lyn Horth

Jamey-Lyn Horth, UFC Vegas 72
Jamey-Lyn Horth, UFC Vegas 72 weigh-in Credit: Rodney James Edgar/Cageside Press

A full five newcomers adorn Saturday’s UFC Vegas 72 card, and one of those is Canadian standout Jamey-Lyn Horth. Horth struggled to find fights on the regional scene, and while competing as a flyweight there will make the move to bantamweight for her debut inside the UFC octagon.

Jamey-Lyn Horth
Standing at five-foot-seven
Fighting at 125 lbs (flyweight)
Fighting out of Squamish, British Columbia, Canada
Training out of The Sound Martial Arts
A pro record of 5-0
3 KO/TKOs, 2 Submissions

How will Horth fare in the UFC:

I like this signing from the UFC. Horth is just 5-0 but has solid wins over Corinne Laframboise, Jade Masson-Wong, and Mayra Cantuaria. As an amateur, she beat UFC’s Lupita Godinez twice. Horth holds titles over in Canada for BFL as a pro and amateur. In her last fight, she won the LFA flyweight title. She’s been fighting as a pro since 2018 and only has five fights because nobody wanted to fight her. She has more canceled fights than actual fights.

I wish more of her fights were available to watch back as only two are online. Horth fights long on the feet throwing a lot of straight punches and kicks. She does a fine job at moving around on the outside sticking with the jab and dictating the pace with a lot of kicks. I don’t like the way she holds her chin high but usually, her footwork is good enough to avoid a lot of damage. Somebody that’s super aggressive will be able to touch her up a bit. Rushing in on Horth is dangerous because she does have power in her hands. She’s good at all areas on the feet. Good jab, good use of the kickboxing, strong clinch work, and is excellent in range.

Horth is more of a striker/thai boxer but she doesn’t mind taking your back and snatching the neck. Her takedown defense is a little suspect but her grappling seems good enough to survive. She’s been able to get out of bad positions and make them into her own, having the better positions and scoring the offense. I do have high hopes for Horth. I believe she has top-15 potential at the very least.

How she matches up with Hailey Cowan:

Cowan can get away with a lot of her flaws due to her athleticism. She is still very raw even with nine fights. Meanwhile Horth, who only has five pro fights, is way more put together than Cowan. I see this fight playing out on the feet. Cowan has been going tooth and nail with low-level girls whereas Horth is dominating good opponents. Cowan lacks defensively moving her head so Horth should have a lot of success with her hands. The pick is comfortably Horth.