Butterbean vs. former UFC fighter in kickboxing match – ends with a BOOM

Friday, April 21, 2017

In this video we see what happens when tough boxer Butterbean fights a former UFC fighter in a kickboxing bout and it doesn’t really go like you’d expect.

The former UFC fighter is named Wesley Correira, who is much better known by his nickname of Cabbage. Cabbage was a tough brawler who had an iron chin but didn’t have much finesse in the striking department it seemed. He is perhaps best known for his fights against Tim Sylvia and Andrei Arlovski where he took some serious punishment but kept fighting.

After his stint in the UFC, Cabbage became sort of a journeyman MMA fighter, much like Butterbean was in boxing.

Now you would think that in a kickboxing bout, Butterbean’s boxing ability would be able to overcome Cabbage’s striking skills but we see in this fight that’s not how it goes down.

Cabbage, who was known for being just a brawler in his UFC days, actually came into this fight with a solid game plan. His striking looked much improved in this bout compared to his UFC days. Instead of brawling with Butterbean, which would not have gone well for him, he sticks and moves in there and lands a lot of low kicks which Butterbean really struggled with in other kickboxing bouts.

Despite having only 1 kickboxing bout to his name prior to this fight, Cabbage is able to beat Butterbean in a striking only contest after connecting with a nice head kick early in the second round which ends the fight.

Wesley John Correira, Jr. (born November 11, 1978), nicknamed Cabbage, is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the heavyweight and super heavyweight divisions. An iron chinned brawler, Correira began his career in 2000 and came to prominence with a number of knockout wins on the heavyweight scene in his native Hawaii before a two-year stint in the Ultimate Fighting Championship between 2002 and 2004. Following this, he became a journeyman heavyweight, fighting a number of notable opponents mostly in his native state. [Source: Wiki]

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