Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at Brazilian newcomer Martin Buschkamp as he takes on fellow debutant Alex Enlund at UFC Fight Night 93 in Hamburg, Germany. Martin “Barracuda” Buschkamp Hometown: Tuttlilingen, Germany Age: 25 Height: 5’9” Reach: Weight Class: Featherweight Camp: Planet Eater Career Record: 9-0 Key Wins: None Key Losses: None Background The German born fighter has been fighting professionally since he was a teenager.  He has an excellent submission game earning seven of his nine wins by submission. Strengths

  • Keeps opponents at distance with regular use of lower leg kicks
  • Explodes in well seeking takedown attempts
  • Advances position well on the mat

Weaknesses

  • Lacks knockout power
  • Needs to improve head movement

  Fighter Grade Offensive Striking: D+ Striking Defense: D Knockout Power: D- Athleticism/Speed: C Footwork: C- Chin: D+ Offensive Wrestling: C Takedown Defense: C- Submissions: C+ Conditioning: C- Intangibles: C- Overall Grade: C-   Match-up against Alex Enlund This is a really close fight on paper. Both fighters struggle a bit on the feet, but are persistent in working for takedowns and excel in scrambles to find their opponents backs to work in submissions. Size and strength is roughly equal, so this is not a case of one fighter being able to big brother each other. Buschkamp has a bit more power in the striking so that will be advantage during any standup exchanges. Both fighters have the ability to get the fight to the ground and work submissions. Buschkamp is more athletic and is attempts are the quicker, calculated approaches. Enlund has a bit more experience, but overall I like Buschkamp’s athletic gifts more and give him a slight edge in this fight. My confidence in this fight is relatively low given their similar abilities, so this is a fight I’d pass on betting despite Buschkamp sitting at +130. UFC Ceiling Martin Buschkamp is an intriguing prospect in the UFC’s featherweight division. He’s athletic enough to compete already in the octagon and does an excellent job disguising his takedown attempts. He has a really strong submission which will make him a threat against much of the bottom tier UFC fighters. He has his moments on the feet, but he will need to continue to improve in that regard if he’s going to compete the upper half of the division. Fight Film Check out Martin Buschkamp in some of his most recent fights:   Martin Buschkamp vs. Vugar Bakhshiev https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66niFkmBZP8   Martin Buschkamp vs. Rasul Khataev https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_gLxMC3uhU


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