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Nick Hein was
supposed to meet Luigi
UFC Fight Night 153, but the latter pulled out following an
injury. Hein was then given a worthy replacement in former PXC
lightweight champion Frank
Camacho. Both are coming off two straight defeats and are eager
to get back on track. As they prepare to start a winning run, take
a peek into their upcoming bout through these numbers.
Eighteen out of the 21 wins in Camacho’s professional career have
come by stoppage. He tallied 16 victories by KO or TKO and two by
submission. That’s an 86 percent finishing rate for the man who
finished his first 10 opponents.
In contrast, Hein isn’t much of a finisher, although he did start
his professional career with four submissions. After that, he only
forced two more stoppages, making for a 36 percent finishing rate.
Nonetheless, he has been effective inside the cage, with 14 career
wins out of 18 bouts. Nine out of those 14 triumphs came by
Camacho is five years younger than Hein but has more cage mileage.
As for Ultimate Fighting Championship appearances, he’s only had
four with a record of 1-3. He made his promotional debut at UFC
Fight Night 111 opposite Jingliang
Li. That resulted in a loss, but Camacho bounced back by
Brown, only to drop his next two fights to Drew Dober
Hein has so far been more productive inside the Octagon. At UFC
Fight Night 141, he made a successful promotional debut against
Dober, the same guy who decisioned Camacho at UFC on Fox 27. Hein
would go on to record a 4-3 win-loss slate.
Significant strikes landed in first three UFC fights
Hein’s and Camacho’s first three fights went the distance. Both are
decent strikers so it’s fitting that we compare their first three
Octagon bouts in terms of significant strikes landed.
Although he went 1-2, Camacho threw more strikes, landing 35 on Li,
154 on Brown and 106 on Dober. Meanwhile, Hein went 2-1 but was a
little bit more conservative with his striking, at least in
comparison to Camacho. He connected 50 significant strikes on
Dober, 25 on James Vick
and 54 on Lukasz
Total wins by submission
As aforementioned, Hein submitted his first four opponents, whereas
Camacho has only tapped out two adversaries in his 28-fight career.
But that doesn’t mean that the former’s submission game is better
than the latter’s. After all, Camacho is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu
brown belt while Hein is a purple belt.