29 Nov '13, 10pm
Leandro Issa faces off against Russell Doane in a battle of UFC newcomers (by @TheZaneSimon)
Watching Issa fight, he definitely comes from the Brazilian ideology that sees striking as nothing more than a free-form method of chucking your body at someone. He throws the kind of right hand that can only be called "overhand" because he stops himself before turning it into a full revolving windmill. He back straight up when defending and tends to look away when getting hit. Of course there's a flipside to all this (and a point to the wild offense) which is that he's pretty slick on the ground. He's exceptionally clingy, which is tough for bantamweight, where fighters tend to all be fantastic scramblers, and as is evidence by his many wins, he's got an aggressive submission game. Eventually I worry about how strong his takedown game is as there are very few fighters who find success in the UFC's bantamweight division with his skill set.