By the Numbers: Nick Hein vs. Frank Camacho

By: Mark Raymundo
May 27, 2019
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Nick Hein was supposed to meet Luigi Vendramini at 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.

Finishing rate

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 decision.

Octagon experience

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 beating Damien Brown, only to drop his next two fights to Drew Dober and Geoff Neal.

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 Sajewski.

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.

Stoppage losses

Hein has only lost four times in his 18 bouts. The man nicknamed “Sergeant” was starched by Sebastian Risch, submitted by Davi Ramos and decisioned by Vick and Damir Hadzovic. Camacho, on the other hand, has seven career losses. He was knocked out by Luigi Fioravanti, Caloy Baduria, Han Seul Kim and Neal, tapped out by Yusuke Kasuya, and decisioned by Li and Dober. Advertisement

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