Tarec
Saffiedine
16-4-0( S-N-U )
Current Rank: #10 Welterweight
Fight Night Bonuses: 1 Fight of the Night

Vergangene Kämpfe

Talentübersicht

Charts werden aus 12 Kampfausgängen ermittelt.
Rekord: 16-4-0
Zusammenfassung: Standup

Fighter Info

Spitzname: Sponge
Heimatort: Brussels Belgium
Heimatstadt: Brussels, Belgium USA
Alter: 29
Größe: 5' 10" ( 177 cm )
Gewicht: 170 amerikanische Pfund ( 77 kg )
Reach 70"
Leg Reach 42"

Striking

Versuchte Schläge
0
469
46% erfolgreich
216
Arten erfolgreicher Schläge
0
216
92% im Stand
199
11
6
Verteidigung gegen Strikes
64
%

Grappling

Takedowns gesamt
0
4
25% erfolgreich
1
Arten erfolgreicher Takedowns
 
 
Subm.
Ausbrüche
Sweeps
1
7
0
Takedown Defense
87
%
Prozentsatz verhinderter Takedowns
Ergebnis Kämpfer Event-News Str TD Sub Ausbr Methode Replay Awards
UPCOMING
Tarec Saffiedine
29.05.2016
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Win
Tarec Saffiedine
30.01.2016
54
30
0
0
0
0
1
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Tarec Saffiedine
04.10.2014
47
42
1
0
0
0
0
0
R3 KO/TKO
Win
Tarec Saffiedine
04.01.2014
120
122
1
0
1
1
6
0
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Fight of the Night
Tarec Saffiedine
STRIKEFORCE®:Marquardt vs. Saffiedine
12.01.2013
68
116
1
1
0
0
0
1
R5 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Tarec Saffiedine
STRIKEFORCE on Showtime 3:Rousey vs. Kaufman
18.08.2012
67
53
0
0
1
0
1
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Tarec Saffiedine
STRIKEFORCE:Rockhold vs. Jardine
07.01.2012
46
28
2
0
0
1
2
0
R3 Decision - Split
Win
Tarec Saffiedine
Strikeforce - Fedor vs. Henderson
30.07.2011
21
113
0
0
0
0
0
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Tarec Saffiedine
Strikeforce Challengers 13
07.01.2011
45
38
3
0
0
0
0
1
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Tarec Saffiedine
Strikeforce Challengers 8
21.05.2010
21
20
0
0
0
0
1
0
R2 KO/TKO
Win
Tarec Saffiedine
Strikeforce Challengers 6
26.02.2010
93
47
0
2
0
0
1
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Dong Sik Yoon
Tarec Saffiedine
DREAM 12
25.10.2009
16
37
1
1
4
0
2
1
R3 Decision - Split
Win
Tarec Saffiedine
Seichi Ikemoto
DREAM 10: Welterweight Grand Prix 2009 Final Round
20.07.2009
51
41
0
0
0
0
3
1
R2 Decision - Unanimous

Biographie

TRAINING: Training with the team at 10am, eat and nap, 430pm conditioning, eat and rest a little, then finishing with some pad work, wrestling or grappling, depending on the day.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I played a lot of sports growing up and in high school. When I was 16 some friends were training in MMA, so I tried and liked it as soon as I tried. I tried to train everyday with them until I started training in Shihaishinkai Karate. I got my black belt in 2005, then I wanted to turn pro in MMA after a lot of amateur fights in Muay Thai, grappling, Shooto, karate etc...
 
What ranks and titles have you held? The last Strikeforce welterweight champion. I won the Belgium amateur Shooto tournament, and I went to ADCC Europe after winning the ADCC Spain qualifications.
 
Do you have any heroes? I got involved in MMA also because I was reading a lot of manga (Japanese comics) and one of them was called TOUGH. It told the story of a young kid who learns MMA through his father, his name was Kibo Miyazawa, and I loved the story behind it and wanted to do like him.
 
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s unbelievable. I will be the first Belgian to ever enter the cage and I am super excited about that! I want to be the first Belgian to win inside the UFC!
 
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I stopped going to college because I was skipping too many classes to go train, so I stopped. Later I did a few classes to earn a certificate in personal training.
 
What was your job before you started fighting? I worked as a gardener, popcorn maker in a cinema, ticket seller in a cinema, guard security, worked in a doctor office and painter
 
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Black belt in Shihaishinkai Karate, black belt in BJJ
 
Favorite grappling technique: Armbar
 
Favorite Striking technique: Leg kicks

• Pro since 2007

• Five wins by submission (Keylock, arm triangle, 2 armbar, kimura), one by knockout

• Has won 9 of his last 11

• Five first round finishes

• Holds 2010 win over Brock Larson

• Had 12-1-1 amateur kickboxing record

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