|Sakara=Excitement ||12-18-2012 11:25 PM |
Dong Hyun Kim disappointed with UFC on Fuel TV 8 matchup, wanted more name value
Dong Hyun Kim disappointed with Siyar Bahadurzada UFC on Fuel TV 8 matchup, wanted a fighter with more ?name value? - MMAmania.com
Siyar Bahadurzada who?
That's apparently what Dong Hyun Kim thought when he saw his fight contract for UFC on Fuel TV 8, as "Stun Gun" reveals to Fighters Only he was hoping for a fighter with more "name value" in his next outing after putting in work for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), competing 10 times for the organization.
Bahadurzada may not have the "name value" to the "casual fan," but rest assured, "The Great" has put work in himself, winning seven straight mixed martial arts (MMA) fights with six of them coming by way of knockout.
Though Kim says he isn't underestimating his opponent, the people around him seem to think he will win pretty easily over the Afghanistan native.
Way to stroke that ego.
In preparing for the March 3, 2013 showdown, which will go down at the legendary Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, "Stun Gun" encountered disappointment yet again, citing frustrations for being unable to find enough fight footage of his opponent.
That's because the lethal striker, Bahadurzada, has made it a habit to end fights early, winning five of his last seven bouts in the opening round.
And he doesn't plan on letting up.
If Kim was looking through the UFC video archives, he didn't have much luck either, as Bahadurzada has spent less than one minute inside the Octagon, knocking out Paulo Thiago back in April of this year in what was his debut for the promotion.
Kim shares his concerns:
Kim got back in the win column after earning a unanimous decision victory over the aforementioned Thiago at UFC on Fuel TV 6: "Franklin vs. Lee" last month, the same Thiago who Bahurdazada turned into mincemeat in his promotional debut. Prior to that, the Korean-born fighter lost to Demian Maia after suffering a "freak" muscle spasm in the very first round at UFC 148 earlier this year.
"I fought over ten times in the UFC so I am pretty indifferent to who my opponent is. But still I want to have a fight that will get the fans excited. Siyar Bahadurzada seems to have a good record but there isn't much tape on him, but I will be careful because I heard he is a striker. I'm a bit disappointed I couldn't find a tape of Siyar in a grueling grappling type fight. Because so many people think I will win easily I have to be extra careful not to underestimate him. I didn't expect to be offered Siyar Bahadurzada. I wanted a fight with a more experienced fighter with name value."
Looking to rack up back-to back wins for the first time since beginning his UFC career with five straight victories won't be easy, as Bahadurzada is just as eager to make it two-for-two inside the Octagon.
And to make a name for himself, too.
|cnlclink ||12-25-2012 06:44 AM |
Gooo Siyar! Do do Kim what Condit did!
|MIZjitsZOU ||12-25-2012 07:44 AM |
|MMA4EVERRR ||12-25-2012 08:10 AM |
Good sparring of Werdum and Siyar. Kid has got a chin on him. Took some heavy knees and shin shots to the head and didnt even stagger, even for a sparring match.
We all know Siyar got his striking and DHK got his grappling. Thing is, DHK's grappling is set up with Judo takedowns and not wrestling. That means for DHK to take Siyar down, he would have to close the distance, get in the clinch, and then proceed to take Siyar down, and there in-lies the problem. He has to get close to Siyar's striking range to initiate the takedown, which is not good. He can't set up the takedown from the outside with a single/double leg like a wrestler would.
Given that Siyar now trains with Blackzillians, I think he should have no problem finding plenty of grapplers to teach him to work his TDD.
|Repenter ||12-25-2012 08:39 AM |
siyar is a lose/lose matchup for most of the division. beating kim could push him up to koscheck level, or a step sideways like story
|KevoOnTheRadio ||12-25-2012 09:00 AM |
Originally Posted by MIZjitsZOU
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|AnchorPunch ||12-25-2012 09:28 AM |
Originally Posted by MIZjitsZOU
Nice find man!
I've been hoping to see more of Kim's striking as he's been improving a lot, but this is not the fight to do that.
I really like both guys, I have a hard time choosing, but I think Kim might be too much for Siyar's cardio, especially having been out for so long.
|Rumble ||12-25-2012 10:27 AM |
Stun Gun better be careful, or he'll be disappointed he lost the fight by another vicious KO. Siyar is a beast and is somewhat underrated in my opinion. Kim's best chance is to get the fight on the ground, quick.
|1inthechamber ||12-25-2012 02:14 PM |
Hope Siyar takes his heard off, I don't like Kim.
|Pasha K ||12-25-2012 04:47 PM |
I would be disappointed too.
Siyar is not well known among casual fans, yet he has the power to put Kim to sleep.
So it is basically a lose-lose situation for the Korean.
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