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!