Hettes upsets Phan in decision win

by Michael David Smith | source: mmafighting.com
 

It's a perfect ten for Jimy Hettes: The young up-and-comer is now 10-0 in his MMA career after a dominant decision victory over Nam Phan at UFC 141.

How dominant was Hettes? The scorecards were 30-25, 30-25 and 30-26 in favor of Hettes. This fight wasn't even close, and Hettes demonstrated that he's one of the most promising featherweights in the sport.

In the first round Hettes absolutely obliterated Phan: He took him down, mounted him and battered him with ground and pound, and when Phan escaped briefly to his feet, Hettes used a perfect judo throw to get Phan back on the ground and get right back on top of him. Hettes wasn't able to finish the fight despite getting into position for an arm bar, but Hettes clearly deserved to win the first round 10-8, or maybe even 10-7. It was that dominant.

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Jim Hettes Vs. Nam Phan
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Name Jim Hettes No Headshot Available
Height 5′ 9″ (175.26 cm)
Weight 155 (70.31 kg)
Record 9-0-0
Team  
VS
Name Nam Phan No Headshot Available
Height 5′ 9″ (175.26 cm)
Weight 155 (70.31 kg)
Record 19-10-0
Team Ma Du Entertainment
 
 
 
 
 
Jim Hettes def. Nam Phan via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-26)

 

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Barragan site profile image  

12/31/11 2:13 AM by Barragan

I've been waiting for more fighters to add in more skills/technique from judo and karate into their MMA game. I've always known it would be inevitable that we'd see these skills creeping in and this kid have done very well. His harai goshi is such a high success rate move.

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12/30/11 11:13 PM by kevsh

Kudos to the judges for giving out a couple of 10-8s there (the other gave one). I was preparing for Buffer to call out 30-27s.

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12/30/11 11:00 PM by Yossarian's Ball Buffer

LEGIT LOL

DrunkenBatman site profile image  

12/30/11 10:57 PM by DrunkenBatman

It's weird being a huge phan phan and seeing him get demolished but totally accepting hettes and becoming a hettes phan

Slapsymaxi site profile image  

12/30/11 10:46 PM by Slapsymaxi

Not just Judo, but controlled Judo.Karo would throw guys, they'd bounce and he'd never get position on them. Rick Hawn's one really nice throw in MMA, he released the guy.Hettes was using the judo throws to get side control and mount...Max

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12/30/11 10:44 PM by TX_432

A beautiful display of Judo fucken almost made me drop a tear.

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12/30/11 10:43 PM by Baroquen Record

best way to be recognized... by beating someone up everyone has heard of.

Baroquen Record site profile image  

12/30/11 10:43 PM by Baroquen Record

best way to be recognized... by beating someone up everyone has heard of.

SOO72 site profile image  

12/30/11 10:42 PM by SOO72

Surreal shit seeing phan wrecked like that by a guy Id never heard of.

hankatron site profile image  

12/30/11 10:42 PM by hankatron

Grappling was great, but what really impressed me most was the way he seemed to be able to connect to nam's head at will on the ground, even during scrambles and constant movement.



 

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