Welcome to the UFC: Jessy Rose-Clark

With the UFC coming back to Sydney, Austrailia later this year, they would lose out on a bout as Joanne Calderwood would pull from her fight. MMA Today first reported the official signing of Jessy Rose-Clark, who will make her debut November 18th, against Bec Rawlings.

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Jessy Rose-Clark

5’4″
Flyweight
29 years old
From Sydney, Austrailia
Training out of Integrated MMA
7-4
2 TKO
2 Submission (RNC)

How I see Jessy Rose-Clark doing in the UFC:

Rose-Clark (7-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is a valuable addition to the Sydney card. While losing out on Jojo Calderwood,  the card still get another fun fighter in Jessy Rose-Clark. Rose-Clark biggest weakness is her takedown defense as she has been taken down by good wrestlers.However, she is very good off her back using an active guard and throwing her legs up searching for creating submissions. Rose-Clark has groundwork, attacks with submissions frequently on top and bottom, and has some decent wrestling to get the fight down when needed. Rose-Clark wants to keep the fight standing as it’s her best path to victory. Her counter-striking is strong as she times her opponents coming in nicely.  When attacking, she moves forward throwing her hands and opening up effectively. Her leg kicks may be her best offensive weapon on the feet as it sets up her jab and counter-strikes perfectly. I see Rose-Clark doing well in the UFC and can compete against some top fighters.

How Jesse Rose-Clark matches up with Bec Rawlings:

I’m sure this fight will stay standing as both like to keep the fight upright. This is a good stylistic match up for Rose-Clark as Rawlings is quite stationary.  This could allow Rose-Clark to pick Rawlings apart. Rawlings moves forward in a straight line with no head movement which could open up to Rose-Clark’s counter-striking. Rawlings doesn’t check leg kicks, or at least did not at all in her fight against Tecia Torres. Rose-Clark could pick up on that as well. This will be the first time for Rose-Clark making 125 pounds, another factor to keep an eye on.

Watch these two square off November 18, 2017 at the Qudos Bank Arena, in Sydney, Austrailia. The card is headlined by surging Polish star and #8-ranked Heavyweight, Marcin Tybura who will take on former UFC Heavyweight Champion and #2-ranked, Fabricio Werdum.

 

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