Kazbek Saidaliev

Name: Kazbek Saidaliev
Professional Record: 7-1
Weightclass: Heavyweight
Age: 25
Nationality: Russia
Gym Affiliation:
Rank: 9
Upcoming Fight:
Overall Rating: ★★★★

Striking Skill

Overall Technique
Kick Technique
Striking Defense

Grappling Skill

Submission Defense
Takedown Defense

On top of having some of the most frightening staedowns, I really like the potential that Saidaliev has shown. The Dagestani native is surrounded by a solid fight team.   In his fights he has shown flashes of really good ability.  He already has some good wins on his resume including a win over UFC veteran Goral Reljic and prospect Tanner Boser.  Kazbek looks to have good counter punches.  I also think he has a little bit of power in his hands.  I would like to see him be a little more aggressive and pursue finishes with a greater sense of urgency.  I likeKazbek this high on this list because I feel that he compliments solid striking with good wrestling skills.  Anyone who is an above average wrestler has the ability to dictate where fights take place.  In his fight against Tanner Boser, he was able to win exchanges on the feet and control from top position.  I would liek to see Kazbek more active when he has good positioning.  I think that he could be a handful for anyone if he does a good job beng unpredictable and mixing up his striking and his grappling.  Saidaliev is not as highly touted as some of the other Russian prospects, but I do think that he is a guy that knows how to win fights.  He is not the most dynamic or exciting, but he is steadily improving.

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