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Old 01-04-2014, 10:08 AM   #1

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Icon1 Tarec Saffedine - Tremendous stand up

First of all, that one was sided and brutal. For knowledgeable MMA fans it was always going to be a crisp, lethal striker picking apart a tough, raw power striker.

One thing that impressed me most of all about Saffedine was his guard. Every round, his hands are up, tight guard, takes Lim's shots and then fires back with crisp punches and brutal leg kicks.

Those leg kicks are incredibly powerful. Not the kind that generate a big slap sound from the foot hitting the thigh, but solid shin bone digging into the thigh.

I've always been a fan of Saffedine but that fight really showcased how good he is.

Anyone else become even more of a fan?

P.S. Credit to Lim for hanging in there, what a 5th round he gave!

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Old 01-04-2014, 10:10 AM   #2

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yeah impressed with him aswell.
he looks sooo calm and precise in there fun to watch.

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Old 01-04-2014, 10:10 AM   #3

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Saffedine is an incredibly technically sound fighter. A very solid martial artist. But he severely lacks killer instinct and finishing ability.

Was a great fight, and a good showing for both guys. Lim is a tough guy.

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I've always been a fan. Love his set up to the low kicks. He always throw a combo or wait for the right time. One of my favorite strikers in MMA

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Old 01-04-2014, 10:12 AM   #5
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Lim is built from the same shit as flight data recorders, lol.

Those knees and kicks to the leg and gut were brutal.

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Old 01-04-2014, 10:12 AM   #6

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Wouldnt be surprised if saffedine sent some considerable time in thailand training boxing, he seems to have the more thai style of thai boxing

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Old 01-04-2014, 10:12 AM   #7
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He's obviously a very talented striker, but he had a number of opportunities to end that fight and him letting Lim off the hook nearly bit him in the ass at the end of that last round. He undoubtedly put on a clinic, just would have liked to see him go harder for the stoppage.

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Old 01-04-2014, 10:13 AM   #8

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Now all he needs is some killer instinct.

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Old 01-04-2014, 10:13 AM   #9

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wasnt completely expected if you've seen him fight before

his defence is as good as ever, great footwork and his standing guard was great, lim tried to throw a lot of punches but most of them either missed completely or were mostly nullified by it

that counter left is so mark hunt esque

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Man I hate sounding like a meathead, but c'mon, the guy was completely outclassing Ace and he didn't pursuit the finish.
Tarec is an amazing striker, but really disappointed with his coasting, he doesn't deserve the FOTN that Ace is going to get him.

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