Handesson Ferreira

Name: Handesson Ferreira
Nickname: Boy Doidohandessorfer
Professional Record: 9-0
Weightclass: Welterweight
Age: 28
Gym Affiliation:
Accolades: Jungle Fight Welterweight Champion
Rank: 9
Upcoming Fight:
Overall Rating: ★★★★★

Striking Skill

Overall Technique
Kick Technique
Striking Defense

Grappling Skill

Submission Defense
Takedown Defense

The 28-year old Brazilian prospect trains out of Kimura Nova Uniao gym.  Nicknamed “Boy Doido” or “Crazy Boy” Handesson certainly fights like that at times.  He has a tendency to get himself into wild exchanges.  Thankfully, his chin has withstood and his power has prevailed.  One thing that stands out about his striking ability is that he does a good job throwing hard kicks, especially to the body.  He switches between orthodox and southpaw and appears to have power in both hands.  Once he gets his opponent hurt, he is a real finisher.  He needs to be careful in those moments, because at times he can get over-aggressive.  I really like his game at distance.  He fights long and does a good job picking people apart.  He also has good movement that at times can be a bit awkward.  When on the ground he still primarily looks to finish with strikes.  He even knocked Paulo Surian out on his knees inside the guard.  Opponents may elect to take him down, but the risk is ending up underneath him and his heavy punches.  I still have some concerns that an legit wrestler could control and neutralize him on the ground.  He has shown submission ability.  He is actually a very good jiu jitsu practitioner with finishing ability off of his back.  Handesson is one of the best prospects in all of Brazil.  I would not be shocked to see the Jungle Fight champion in the UFC very soon.

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