MMA Sun 2015 Prospect Spotlight – The Flyweights – #2 – Rany Saadeh

MMA Sun’s number 3 flyweight prospect for 2015 in Rany Saadeh. The 21-year old German product is a name to remember for sure. SaadehRanySaadeh is 7-1 with his sole loss coming at the hands of 2014’s number 3 flyweight prospect, Pietro Menga. Saadeh joins a plethora of very young flyweight talent on this list. Currently signed under the BAMMA banner, Saadeh has hopes of being the top flyweight in talent laden Europe.  He is already the BAMMA flyweight champion, but will likely continue to progress.

Saadeh has fought some pretty solid competition in his young career and his more than held his own.  Saadeh has very solid striking.  His boxing is crisp.   He has some finishing ability in his hands as well.  Three of his six wins have come by way of strikes.  He has good combinations as well.  He does not just throw punches, but seeks to land combinations that he often ends with hard leg kicks.  Perhaps the best aspect of Saadeh’s striking is his footwork.  A lot of really good fighters have really poor footwork, but Saadeh has good movement.  He moves in and out and side to side.  He does not just move straight forward either.  One thing I really liked about Saadeh’s striking game is when he uses his knees.  He landed a brutal knee to Danny Missin’s liver to finish him at BAMMA 13.  Saadeh’s striking is really fun to watch.

On the ground, he stays active from a top position.  He does a good job with striking form inside his opponent’s guard by mixing up strikes to the body and the head.  He is also able to control the positioning on the ground.  He has the ability to dominate fights in multiple places.  it would appear that the most vulnerable place for Rany is on his back.  He will need to make sure that he can consistently defend takedowns or get back to his feet.  His lone loss was a submission loss, so he will constantly need to improve his submission defense.

Given his age and current skills, Saadeh’s potential is limitless.  We are talking about a guy that could be a future world champion of a major promotion.  The UFC stated that they are looking to return to Germany in 2015 and I have a hard time seeing them not taking a close look at this young flyweight for that event.  Saadeh is half German, but also half Palestinian, which certainly increases his appeal.  Look for this youngster not just to make it to the UFC, but to make an instant impact.

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