Welcome to the UFC: Shane Young

 With the UFC coming back to Sydney, Austrailia this weekend, they would lose out on a bout as Jeremy Kennedy would pull from his fight with Alexander VolkanovskiVolkanovski himself reported the official bout and announcement of the signing of Shane Young, who will make his debut November 18th.
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Shane Young

“Suga”
5’8″
Featherweight
24-years-old
From Auckland, New Zealand
Training out of City Kickboxing
11-3
5 KO/TKO
4 Submissions(RNC)

How I think Shane Young will do in the UFC:

Young is a solid striker when it comes to output as he is always staying busy with his hands. Young uses his jab well, throwing combinations behind it. He throws from a lot of angles as he really favors the uppercut. Young has shown takedown ability but more versatile after the fight hits the mat as he is smooth at taking the back and getting the rear-naked-choke. Young has a lot of flaws including cardio and defense. Being a good striker like Young, he lacks head movement and footwork getting hit way too much. Young is a good striker but lacks power in his hands. He just basically touches his opponents and sure that will add up, but against high-level fighters, it will take more to put guys away. With all the flaws, a big one is his takedown defense as he’s been taken down by far lesser fighters than Volkanovski. With all these flaws, it’s hard to imagine Young gaining any traction in the
UFC.

How Shane Young matches up with Alex Volkanovski:

Most of the time I wouldn’t say a fight should be one-sided but I really feel this is a lopsided fight favoring Volkanovski. Volkanovski can exploit all the flaws in Young.  I’m confident Volkanovski can outdo Young on the feet. The weak takedown defense from Young will be a big target for Volkanovski as he is such a good wrestler.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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