POLISH PRODIGY: How far does MARCIN HELD go in the UFC?

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  1. bobby59

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    A submission specialist whom doesnt mind swinging for the fences. He looked great tonight winning via armbar against Nate Jolly on Bellator. I got to be honest this was the first fight I seen of him, but instantly became a fan. Before the fight they showed a HL which was filled with leg locks and other subs.

    I know the ufc lw division is stacked but would love to see how he does against top ufc comp.

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    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcin_Held
     
  2. DASBOOT

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    He was a huge favourite in this fight so for him to win as he did is not surprising or a tip of the hat to Held, really. Can't say much about him otherwise.
     
  3. benjaminbuttons

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    Mid tier LW.

    He would have trouble with the wrestlers who have decent stand up like Castillo, Tibau, Prazeres etc.
     
  4. Kylewood95

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    He's good but will run into trouble when fighting guys with TDD and some good boxing
     
  5. BabyBlue_Bomber

    BabyBlue_Bomber Brown Belt

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    This. He was struggling in the tournament semis, before his opponent got too comfortable in his guard.
     
  6. jiujitsuforever

    jiujitsuforever Banned Banned

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    He would get wrecked by most strikers with a good game plan and good TDD. And i like held
     
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    BOTTICELLI MMA Fanatical Sabbatical

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    He's good but young and untested.
     
  8. Fahrenheit1221

    Fahrenheit1221 Gold Belt

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    He wouldn't make it at 155 in the UFC. Maybe 145 if he could pull that off. He looked tall and relatively shredded.
     
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    UFC? He's Bellator babey.
     
  10. Marimbondo

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    He would be neutralized by UFC top LW's unfortunatelly. Just try to imagine a fight against Nurmagomedov, Melendez or even Clay Guida (yes I know he is featherweight now).
     
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    he's only 22 as well a lot of time for him to get better!
     
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    He got lucky against Jolly (he didn't so much get lucky as Jolly gave it to him). No way anyone in the UFC lightweight top 15 gives an armbar that easily. I'd pick everyone from Healy to Lauzon to Miller to beat him.
     
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    Since he's so young I think he should stay at 155 and let his body mature into the weight class. It will be interesting to see what he's like 5 years from now. I'd love to sit here and say he'll keep improving like he has and be a complete beast, but people probably said the same thing about Horodecki.
     
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    Silly to say he go lucky. Doesn't look like you've seem him fight before.
     
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    Ozymandias TURBO K⸸LLER Platinum Member

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    Not far. Lightweight at UFC is a shark tank.
     
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    Not true. He was going from sub to sub slicker than almost anyone I've ever seen.
     
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    Fringe top 15 right now. He's young and could improve still though.
     

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