Saturday, 7 January 2012

Adam Speechly vs Dallas Jakobi fight Preview EFC 10

On Thursday 01 September 2011, Adam “The Prodigy” Speechly (12-2) will put his EFC welterweight belt on the line as he takes on Durban based challenger Dallas Jakobi (11-4) in his first title defence. 

Adam “The Prodigy” Speechly
At just 22 years of age, Adam Speechly has achieved more in the world of MMA than many of his seniors and he enters this bout with a wealth of experience. He is  renowned for his masterful ground game, and has submitted many of his previous opponents. The prodigy has not lost to a South African opponent in the EFC, his only loss in the organisation coming at the hands of  Lebanese fighter Abdullah Hamdan at EFC 06. Speechly took this loss in his stride and bounced back to defeat Nolan Swanepoel at EFC 08 to be the first EFC Welterweight champion. He will look to become the first champion in EFC history to successfully defend his belt.

Dallas Jakobi
Dallas Jakobi is a seasoned campaigner, with 15 professional fights under his belt. Traditionally a middleweight, the Durbanite has fought many South African greats including Darren Daniel, Martin van Staden and of Adam Speechly. He also holds notable wins over Wade Henderson and Paul Cunningham. Coming into the bout on a 3 fight winning streak, Jakobi will look to use his trademark ground and pound to wrest the title from Speechly and become the new EFC Welterweight champion.

I believe Jakobi will have the slight advantage in the stand-up and will use this to pressure Speechly aggressively at the start, this fight however, is going to the ground one way or another. Speechly will use his superior ground skills to maintain control and finish Jakobi via submission. Winner – Adam Speechly via rear naked choke in the first.


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