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Chase Sherman

AGE

28

RECORD

11-6-0

REACH

78”

HEIGHT

6’4

WEIGHT

247LB

STANCE

ORTHODOX

CAMP

JACKSON-WINK MMA

HOMETOWN

D’IBERVILLE, MISSISSIPPI. US

Fighter Highlights

RECENT FIGHTS

Last Fight september 2018 ufc fight night 137 – VS augusto sakai

RESULT – lost via 3rd rd tko (punches)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Both fighters in the orthodox stance. Sherman takes the center as Sakai moves around. Body kick lands for Sherman as Sakai counters with the leg kick. 1st min in, fighters are trying to find their range. Fighters are exchanging leg kicks. Sherman continues with the leg kicks. Sakai fires a combination and lands a clean right hand!  Sherman absorbs the shot. Sherman lands a straight left and a leg kick. Sherman is more active and starts to work the body of Sakai. Sakai explodes with the combination and lands a one-two combination. Another right hand lands for Sakai. Halfway, Sakai is looking more precise and patient as he waits for a counter combination. Sakai is finding his rhythm. Sakai lands another hard one-two! Body kick lands for Sherman. Stiff left hand lands for Sakai. Sakai pushes forward with his boxing and starts doing the damage on Sherman. 1 min to go, Sherman has a trouble defending boxing attacks from Sakai. Sherman stays busy with the leg kicks. Big elbow and a left hand from Sherman as the round ends, 10-9 Sakai.
Rd 2 – Sakai opens the round with the right hand. Sherman landed an eye poke. Referee stops the fight. Sakai is recovering. Fight continues. Stiff left jab lands for Sherman. Sakai pushes with the right hand, great counter right from Sherman. Big right hand over the top from Sakai! 1st min in, Sherman is pressuring Sakai. Hard right elbow from Sherman as he pushes for a clinch. Sakai is back against the fence. Sakai separates and lands a right hand. Another. Sherman counters with the uppercut. Both fighters are swinging wildly and landing! Sherman ducks under fakes the takedown and lands an overhead right. Sakai explodes with the big right hand over the top! Sherman looks hurt! Sherman pushes for a clinch. Halfway, Sakai is back against the fence and forces the break. Sakai continues with his boxing combinations and lands a right hand. Sherman is slowing down. Sakai is landing and taking back this round. Hard knee to the body lands for Sakai. Sherman is fading. 1 min to go, Sakai is slowing down with his attacks. Sherman initiates the clinch. Sakai lands a couple of nice uppercuts. Sakai separates and lands an overhead right. 10-9 Sakai.

Rd 3 – Sherman takes the center. Sakai is working the body with his kicks. He feels that Sherman is tired. Sherman is backing Sakai up with his jab. Leg kick and across lands for Sakai. 1st min in, Sherman is pushing forward, but missing all of his shots. Hard kick to the body lands for Sakai! Sakai pushes forward and lands a hard right hand! Sherman is hurt! Sakai continues and feels he can finish the fight! Sakai clinches and continues with the dirty boxing. Sakai separates. Sherman pushes for a clinch, Sakai reverses and separates. Halfway in, Sherman is still hurt. Sakai continues pushing forward. Right hand lands for Sakai as Sherman pushes for a clinch. Sakai reverses again and lands a clean knee to the head! Hard knees are landing for Sakai! Sakai pushes Sherman down to the mat. Sakai looks to set up a guillotine choke! Sherman is out of danger. Sakai continues with the hard ground and pound! Sakai is dropping bombs on Sherman!!! Sherman is not defending himself!!! The referee stops the fight!!!

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april 2018 ufc fight night 128 – Vs justin willis

RESULT – lost via 3rd rd decision (unanimous)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Both fighters are in the orthodox stance. Willis takes the center. Willis closes the distance and lands a right hand. Sherman fires a kick to the body. Willis catches the leg but fails to complete the takedown. Big left hand lands for Willis! Sherman absorbs the shot. 1st min in, Sherman is moving to his left. Hard left hand lands for Willis! Sherman has felted that one. Willis pushes with the left hand. Sherman counters with the hard left hand! Both fighters are flat on their feet and looking to land big shots. Willis lands a kick to the groins. The referee stops the fight and gives Sherman time to recover. Sherman is fine. The fight continues. Sherman pushes forward with the one two combination. Halfway in, Willis counters with the nasty left hand! Sherman goes down!!! Willis pushes for a finish! Willis is in the guard position. Sherman scrambles and he is back on his feet. Willis connects with another hard left hand! Sherman is firing punches but fails to connect. Sherman fires a kick to the body. Willis lands another right hook. Both fighters exchange hard punches. 1min to go, fighters are standing in each-others face. Sherman pushes forward and initiates the clinch. Fighters are very passive in the clinch. 10-9 Willis.

Rd 2 – Sherman is throwing a lot of faints at the beginning of the round. Sherman goes high with the kick, blocked by Willis. Sherman is active with the kicks and punches. Willis lands a right hand over the top. 1st min in, hard one two combination lands for Willis! Sherman landed an eye poke. The referee stops the fight and gives Willis time to recover. Willis is fine. The fight continues. Willis pushes forward and connects with the straight right hand. Willis explodes again with the one two combination. Willis is dominating the fight on the feet. Sherman lands a body kick. Halfway in, Willis is constantly connecting with the one two combination. Sherman has a hard time landing anything significant. Sherman throws a head kick, Willis pushes forward and takes Sherman down to the mat. Willis is in the guard position. 1 min to go, Sherman is trying to stand up. Willis is passive from the top position. Sherman is doing a good job controlling Willis from the bottom. 10-9 Willis.

Rd 3 – Both fighters exchange punches at the beginning of the round. Willis is working with a jab. Willis explodes with the one two combination, misses. Sherman goes high with the kick. Willis catches the kick and initiates the clinch. Nice elbow lands for Sherman. 1st min in, Fighters are back in the center. Sherman is moving a lot. Sherman connects with the right hand. Sherman pushes forward and initiates the clinch. Willis is slowing down. Sherman is landing knees to the body. Short elbow lands for Sherman. Sherman separates and lands another elbow. Halfway in, every time Sherman moves forward, Willis counters with the right hook. Left hand lands for Willis. Sherman pushes for a clinch.  Sherman pushes forward and lands a short right hand. Big body shot lands for Willis! Sherman is more active. Sherman closes the distance as Willis initiates the clinch. 1 min to go, Sherman is landing with the left hand. Willis separates. Right hand lands for Willis. Sherman fires a head kick, blocked by Willis. 10-9 Sherman.

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november 2017 ufc fight night 122 – VS shamil abdurakhimov

RESULT – lost via 1st rd ko (punches)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Both fighters in the orthodox stance. Sherman is very light on his feet. Abdurakhimov explodes and lands a left hand! Sherman absorbs the shot well. Sherman lands a stiff jab. Sherman is moving to his right. Abdurakhimov explodes and lands another hard left hook! Hard step in left hook lands for Abdurakhimov! Abdurakhimov fires the overhand right and connects! Sherman is hurt! Hard left hand lands for Abdurakhimov! Sherman legs are gone! The referee stops the fight!!!
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RECORD BREAKDOWN

17 MATCHES      11 WINS     6 LOSSES

KNOCKOUT               10                 4

SUBMISSION            0                  0

DECISION                  1                  2

DRAW                                  0

 

FIGHTER THINGS TO NOTE

  • Sherman is the exiting standup brawl fighter who likes standing in front of his opponent and exchange.
  • Sherman has a lot of power in his hands. However, his has poor standup skills.
  • Against Willis, his kicks were telegraphed. Willis has managed to catch most of the kicks.
  • His standup offense is full of holes. He was an easy target in all of his last 3 fights.
  • Sherman has a strong chin. He was hurt many times against Sakai, but he was able to recover very quickly.
  • Sherman is very open in his attacks. During the exchanges he is not covering himself at all.
  • Sherman is very vulnerable for the punches coming from his right side as seen against Abdurakhimov.
  • Sherman has shown great conditioning against Willis.
  • Sherman is taking a lor of damage. He needs to improve his standup defense.
  • Sherman is 0-3 in his last three fights. His future inside the organization is not secured.