Welcome to the UFC: David Zawada

On July 22, the UFC will host an event in Hamburg, Germany. On that card, a welterweight bout was set to take place as Alan Jouban was taking on Danny Roberts. Unfortunately, MMA Today’s Max Freedman broke the news last week that a neck injury forced Jouban to pull out of the fight but of course, the show must go on. On the UFC Boise broadcast, it was announced the UFC signed Germany-native David Zawada to fight Danny Roberts.

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David “Sagat” Zawada

Düsseldorf, Germany
Trains out of UFD GYM Dusseldorf
3 Submissions (2 Guillotines, 1 Rear-naked-choke)

How will David Zawada fare in the UFC:

Zawada is a fun fighter who always comes out on his shield every time he fights. The Germany-native is a very aggressive fighter who will push the pace looking to unload constant volume. Zawada is a threat everywhere but he prefers to stay on the feet where he will stand and trade with anyone which can cause issues in most fights. He’s shown power but it’s the barrage of punches, knees, and elbows that break his opponents. His wrestling is always there to fall back on which he should use more as his grappling isn’t top notch but his ferocious ground and pound is a fight changer. Zawada is fun and he can beat many guys in the UFC but his weak takedown defense, no head movement with a questionable chin, as well as his gas tank not so great it will hold him back against any high-tier fighter.

How does he match up against Danny Roberts:

Against Danny Roberts, anyone has a real chance of catching “Hot Chocolate” as he does have a weak chin. Roberts is a talented striker/kickboxer who will look to utilize the distance and length. Zawada is aggressive but he moves in a straight line besides creating angles and Roberts could very well keep him at bay with the long jab and kickboxing. Zawada is also taking this fight on short notice and with his cardio not so good in the past on short notice it won’t be any better. Zawada could very well crack the chin of Roberts but his knockout power isn’t really isn’t there. Roberts has a good chance to win this fight, especially on short notice.

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