With a last name like “Kimura”, is it any wonder the 24-year old Hawaiian’s background is ripe with BJJ? He has tapped out seven foes thus far in his career using a variety of techniques ranging from the basic (Rear-Naked Choke) to rarely seen (Achilles Lock). He’ll get a test from Mitch Gagnon, also an apt grappler with submission skills, but it’s definitely one the up-and-comer has the potential to pass with flying colors.
There are plenty of talented strikers scheduled for showdowns at UFC 165 including the two men making up the evening’s headlining tilt, Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson. However, this weekend’s lineup also boasts a handful of grapplers worth watching for their ground-skills alone. Better yet, a good chunk of them are set to compete on the evening’s main card! (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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