Weight class: Flyweight
Result: Jake Hadley def. Mitch Roposo through submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 3:11
Summary: Despite lacking weight and apparently bringing some baggage as well, Jake Hadley nonetheless squeaks out a B+ for the abilities he confirmed en path to beating Mitch Roposo.
Hadley confirmed some fascinating appears on the toes, using wing block variations from a southpaw boxing guard that smacked of Tom Breese. However, after seeing how Hadley makes use of his body on the ground, it’s clear that the Englishman makes his cash together with his floor recreation.
Thanks to some well-timed takedowns from Roposo, we’re capable of see the gogoplata threats that earned Hadley victories in his newbie profession. However, I’m curious to see how Hadley stacks up towards fully-fledged flyweights who aren’t preventing on quick discover.
It was fascinating to see White go towards his matchmakers’ orders to signal Hadley, however maybe we shouldn’t be stunned given the UFC president’s longstanding monitor file in relation to going to bat for the “bad boys.” But as gifted as Hadley could also be, there may be completely no excuse for lacking weight or mistreating the UFC employees (who stay among the most over-worked and under-appreciated elements of the promotion’s manufacturing).
Should the rumors of Hadley and his conduct be true, then I’d prefer to see the alternative of the enabling remedy that fighters like Conor McGregor have acquired, as I’m over this pattern of self-entitled imitators. If White feels that Hadley is particular, then match him up as so – ideally towards confirmed merchandise like David Dvorak or Tyson Nam.