Costello Van Steenis

Name: Costello Van Steenis
Professional Record: 7-1
Age: 24
Nationality: Netherlands
Gym Affiliation:
Rank: 15
Upcoming Fight:
Overall Rating: ★★★★

Striking Skill

Overall Technique
Kick Technique
Striking Defense

Grappling Skill

Submission Defense
Takedown Defense

Fighting out of the Netherlands, Van Steenis is another solid middleweight prospect.  Despite being Dutch, what really stands out about Van Steenis’ fight game is his submission ability.  Five of his seven victories have come by way of submission.  He has shown himself to be savvy on the mat.  He even has a fairly effective guard.  He has landed submissions from off of his back and he seems quite comfortable in that position.  With that being said, on several occasions Van Steenis was put into a bad position that he should strive with a greater sense of urgency to avoid.  Van Steenis does have some Dutch kickboxing in his style.  He will use techniques like spinning backfists and kicks.  Van Steenis is not primarily a striker, but his striking is not bad and I expect it to continue to improve.  Van Steenis could use some help improving his wrestling.  Some of his takedowns were really not set up well and saw him lunging for his opponents legs.  I believe that if he can gain more effective takedowns that he can be a real force at middleweight.  Perhaps he would be a guy that UFC would look at as they continue to move into Europe.  A few more wins would certainly boost his resume.

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