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KLIDSON FARIAS DE ABREU

AGE

26

RECORD

14-3-0

REACH

74"

HEIGHT

6'2"

WEIGHT

235LB

STANCE

ORTHODOX

CAMP

EVOLUCAO THAI

HOMETOWN

MANAUS, AMAZONAS, BRAZIL

Fighter Highlights

RECENT FIGHTS

LAST FIGHT FEBRUARY 2019 UFC FIGHT NIGHT 145 – VS MAGOMED ANKALAEV

RESULT – LOST VIA 3rd RD DECISION (UNANIMOUS)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Abreu is in the southpaw stance. Ankalaev is in the orthodox stance. Both fighters are patient. Abreu slowly establishes the forward pressure. He opens the fight with an inside leg kick. Ankalaev is patient and waiting for a counter. Abreu closes the distance and initiates the clinch. Ankalaev spins the clinch around. 1st min in, big knee to the body lands for Ankalaev! Abreu tries to trip Ankalaev. Ankalaev is cautious and defends. They are back in the clinch. Big elbow lands for Ankalaev! Abreu responds with a stiff straight right! Both fighters are swinging punches and landing! Abreu is looking more relaxed. He continues marching forward. Halfway in, Abreu level changes but eats an uppercut coming in! Ankalaev is showing good defensive boxing. Now he presses forward. Abreu lands a couple of kicks. He dives for a takedown but ends up in the bottom position. Abreu is controlling the posture form the bottom. Ankalaev is careful. He respects the ground game of Abreu. Ankalaev is in the side control position. Abreu scrambles but fails to offer any offense. 1 min to go, Ankalaev is busy with the right hand. He is putting strong pressure on Abreu. Abreu controls the posture. They are passive on the bottom. Ankalaev opens up with a couple of elbows! The face of Abreu is already busted up! 10-9 Ankalaev
Rd 2 – Abreu takes the center and establishes the pressure. Ankalaev opens the round with a front kick. Abreu goes high with the kick and partially lands! Ankalaev resets. Abreu is throwing faints. Nice inside leg kick lands for Abreu. He is looking sharp early. Abreu charges forward but eats a hard counter uppercut! 1st min in, Ankalaev has great timing on the counter. Abreu quickly closes the distance and lands a hard two punch combo! Ankalaev absorbs the shots well. He goes high with the kick, blocked by Abreu. Ankalaev fires a kick to the boy and lands. Abreu fires a leg kick but eats a hard right hook counter! Both fighters exchange punches! Halfway in, Ankalaev lands a stiff jab. He is looking more disciplined. Abreu is looking for a brawl. He times the next jab and dives for a double leg. Ankalaev shows his great wrestling skills and defends. Abreu continues with the clinch against the cage. Ankalaev spins the clinch around. He is putting strong pressure on Abreu. Abreu trips Ankalaev but ends up in the bottom position. Ankalaev takes the half guard. Abreu is controlling the posture from the bottom. 1 min to go, Ankalaev has a hard time creating some space for the ground and pound. Abreu scrambles and gets the guard back. Both fighters are passive. Abreu doesn’t offer any offense from the bottom. 10-9 Ankalaev

 

Rd 3 – Abreu takes the center. Both fighters are looking tired Ankalaev explodes and lands a right hand. Abreu misses with a counter. Both fighters are patient. They are reading each other. Abreu starts walking Ankalaev down. He fires a leg kick. 1st min in, Ankalaev catches the kick and follow Abreu down to the mat. Abreu scrambles out and manages to get back to his feet. Abreu continues with the pressure. Nice check left hook lands for Ankalaev. Ankalaev is looking more focused and relaxed. Abreu explodes with a spinning kick and misses. Both fighters are very passive. Ankalaev starts working with a jab. Abreu steps forward and lands a right hand. Ankalaev counters with the right hook and lands. Halfway in, Ankalaev is constantly on the back foot. Abreu scores with a jab to the body. Hard inside leg kick lands for Ankalaev! Abreu steps forward with the straight punches but eats a hard uppercut! Ankalaev initiates the clinch against the fence. Ankalaev has a lot of success with the counter uppercut in this fight. Abreu has a hard time separating from the clinch. The referee warns the fighters to work. Ankalaev dives for a single leg but fails to score a takedown. 1 min to go, Abreu is desperately trying to separate. The referee stops the fight due to inactivity. The fight continues in the center. Both fighters exchange punches! Big right hand lands for Ankalaev! Another one lands for Ankalaev! He is outboxing Abreu! Abreu is loading on the punches. Ankalaev initiates the clinch. 10-9 Ankalaev

WATCH FIGHT

NOVEMBER 2018 M-1 CHALLENGE 99 – VS ANTON VYAZIGIN

RESULT – WON VIA 2nd RD SUBMISSION (STRAIGHT ARMBAR)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Abreu is in the southpaw stance. Vyazigin is in the orthodox stance. Vyazigin opens the fight with a leg kick. Abreu explodes with a right hook, misses. Abreu explodes once again with a high kick and partially lands! Both fighters are exchanging hard punches early! Vyazigin initiates the clinch. Vyazigin has the under  hook. 1st min in Abreu dives for a takedown on the separation. Vyazigin is defending well. Abreu is putting strong pressure in the clinch. Vyazigin switches position. Abreu is looking calm and relaxed. Abreu has a hard time separating. He shoots for the inside trips and scores a takedown! Great move by Abreu. He backs off and lands a two-punch combo! Vyazigin starts walking him down. Abreu is exploding with the jumping knee. He is very creative on the feet. Nice uppercut lands for Abreu! He is showing nice boxing skills. Halfway in He dives for a double leg and scores the takedown. Abreu lands a couple of punches but again backs off. They are back standing. Abreu explodes guns blazing! He is feeling confident. Vyazigin lands a nice right hook! Abreu immediately clinches. Vyazigin takes a couple of deep breaths. He reverses the clinch and starts working the body with the hooks. 1st min in Stiff jab lands for Abreu. He starts working on the body. Vyazigin fires a head kick and follows with a hard right straight! Abreu absorbs. Vyazigin initiates the clinch. Abreu beautifully trips Vyazigin down! He takes side control. Abreu is landing with the left hand. 10-9 Abreu
Rd 2Abreu opens the round with a kick to the body. He takes the center and starts opening up with the kicks. Left hook to the body lands for Abreu. He moves in but eats a left straight from Vyazigin. Abreu dives for a double leg takedown and gets it! He takes the half guard position. 1st min in, Vyazigin is already looking tired. He is breathing heavily. Abreu passes into side control. He shoots for straight armbar! Vyazigin defends well. Abreu makes a transition to the north-south position. Abreu shoots for the reverses triangle! Vyazigin is defending well. He is displaying good submission defense. Abreu is back into side control. He steps into the full mount! Vyazigin is flat on his back! He is in trouble! Halfway in, Abreu lands a couple of punches and shoots for the kimura! Vyazigin defends! Vyazigin is in all sorts of trouble! Abreu shoots for the straight armbar from the mount position!!! It looks tight!!! Vyazigin taps out!!!

WATCH FIGHT

JULY 2018 RCC 3 – VS VIKTOR NEMKOV

RESULT – WON VIA 2nd RD SUBMISSION (REAR-NAKED CHOKE)

Analysis

Rd 1 – Abreu is in the southpaw stance. Nemkov is in the orthodox. Abreu opens the fight with a couple of straight punches. Nemkov resets and lands a nice inside leg kick. Abreu is the aggressor. Nemkov moves in and lands a hard right hand! Both fighters are light on their feet. Nemkov is looking to establish the jab. Abreu moves in with a leg kick but eats a right counter. 1st min in, Nemkov is looking sharp early. He fires a kick to the body and follows with a two-punch combo. Nemkov is ouboxing Abreu early in the fight. Nemkov steps in and lands a two-punch combo! Abreu has a hard time keeping his distance. Nemkov catches the kick and trips Abreu down to the mat. Nemkov takes the guard position. Abreu is controlling the posture from the bottom. Abreu is trying to create some space for the submissions. Nemkov is displaying strong top control. Halfway in, Abreu scrambles from the bottom. Nemkov doesn’t give Abreu any space to work. He is exploding with the nice body-head combinations. Nemkov is dominating the fight so far. Abreu is not offering any offense from the bottom. Nemkov is busy with the right hand. 1 min to go, Abreu is looking calm and relaxed. The referee stops the fight due to inactivity. The fight continues in the center. Abreu lands a nice right hook. He establishes the pressure. Nemkov is light on his feet. 10-9 Nemkov

 

Rd 2- Both fighters are patient. Nemkov opens the round with a jab to the body. Abreu moves in but eats a couple of hard counter punches. He level changes for a takedown. Nemkov defends but Abreu takes his back! Nemkov is in trouble! He scrambles but Abreu immediately sets up the rear-naked choke!!! Nemkov immediately taps out!!!

WATCH FIGHT

RECORD BREAKDOWN

17 MATCHES 14 WINS 3 LOSSES
KNOCKOUT 4 2
SUBMISSION 10 0
DECISION 0 1
DRAWS
NO CONTEST

 

FIGHTER THINGS TO NOTE

  • Abreu is the submission specialist with very good and creative standup skills.
  • He is the Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt.
  • His boxing offense is very good. However, his defense was not on point against Nemkov.
  • Also, he was leaving himself open in his attacks against Nemkov. Abreu was eating a lot of punches coming in.
  • Abreu is feeling comfortable being in any position on the mat. However, he was very passive from the bottom against Ankalaev.
  • He has very good wrestling offense as seen against Vyazigin. However, his takedown attempts were looking sloppy against Ankalaev.
  • Against Ankalaev, Abreu was eating hard uppercuts coming in.
  • Abreu can be very creative on his feet as seen against Vyazigin. He was throwing nice kicks and he was following them with the punches.
  • His submission offense is insane. He is able to set up the submissions from awkward positions as seen against Vyazigin.