Hettes upsets Phan in decision win

by Michael David Smith
December 30, 2011

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
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)