Pavel Doroftei

Name: Pavel Doroftei
Professional Record: 18-3
Weightclass: Middleweight
Age: 27
Nationality: Moldova
Gym Affiliation: London Shootfighters
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Overall Rating: ★★★★★

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Pavel is a Moldovan fighter who trains out of London Shootfighters in England.  He holds a notable career victory over UFC fighter Danny Roberts.  Dorofeti has a combat sambo background.  He has shown some really solid throws and tosses in his MMA career.  Also, I was really impressed watching the submission game of Pavel.  He is a real leglock threat.  Five of his victories have come by way of a leglock submission.  I also noticed his power from the top position on the ground.  He can really pour in on once he achieves a dominant position.  Pavel has decent striking, but where he really stood out was in his strikes in the clinch.  He does a great job with the dirty boxing aspect of MMA.  He also does a good job landing strong knees from inside the clinch.   He has some kickboxing experience as well.  He has shown good kicks and good punches.  However, many of his punches are wild, looping punches.  Doroftei can be a real threat if he can stay active and healthy.  Pavel is another guy that despite having done very well at middleweight, could probably drop down a weightclass if he wanted to.  Regardless of weightclass, I believe he is a guy that will be on a bigger stage sooner rather than later.

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