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Nordine Taleb

AGE

35

RECORD

12-4

REACH

74”

HEIGHT

6”1

WEIGHT

170LB

STANCE

ORTHODOX

CAMP

TRISTAR / TIGER MUAY THAI

HOMETOWN

MONTREAL, CANADA

Fighter Highlights

RECENT FIGHTS

LAST FIGHT OCTOBER 2018 UFC FIGHT NIGHT 138 – VS SEAN STRICKLAND

RESULT – LOST VIA 2nd RD TKO (PUNCHES)

Analysis

Rd 1 – Both fighters are in the orthodox stance. Taleb opens the round with a leg kick. Strickland immediately starts putting pressure on Taleb. Stricklan is walking Taleb down. Good right hook lands for Strickland. Taleb is showing nice movement. Both fighters are setting up their timing. 1st min in, both fighters exchange power punches! Taleb starts working the body of Strickland with the jab. Strickland is leaving his chin open. Hard leg kick lands for Taleb! Strickland is patient and looking for the openings. Nice right hand lands for Taleb. Stiff jab lands for Strickland. Both fighters are waiting for a counter. Halfway in, Strickland is constantly moving forward. Taleb is keeping his distance with the jab. Nice left hand lands for Taleb. Taleb is feeling comfortable working behind his jab. He is very accurate. Hard lead left hook lands for Taleb! Strickland has a bloody nose. Strickland has a hard time timing his attacks. Strickland misses with the 3 punch combo. 1 min to go, Taleb is outboxing Strickland. Hard leg kick lands for Taleb! Taleb has landed heavier shots in this round. Strickland is always short with the punches. Nice lead uppercut lands for Taleb. 10-9 Taleb

Rd 2 – Strickland continues with the pressure. Taleb is busy with the kicks. Strickland is predictable with his combinations. Taleb is mixing his strikes well. Taleb pushes with the kick. Strickland connects with the punches over the top. 1st min in, Taleb is keeping his range well. Hard kick to the body lands for Taleb. Strickland is scoring with the jab. Hard one-two lands for Strickland! Strickland moves forward and connects with the hard right hook! Taleb goes down! Strickland pushes for a finish! Taleb recovers and he is back on his feet. Halfway in Strickland smells the finish as he moves forward with the punches! Taleb is in trouble! Another right hand drops Taleb! Strickland follows him to the mat and starts dropping bombs on him! The referee is looking closely! The fight is stopped!!!

WATCH FIGHT

MAY 2018 UFC FIGHT NIGHT 130 – VS CLAUDIO SILVA

RESULT – WON VIA 1st RD SUBMISSION (REAR-NAKED CHOKE)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Silva is in the southpaw stance. Taleb is in the orthodox. Silva opens the fight with a straight left hand. Taleb initiates the clinch. Silva lands a couple of knees and separates. Silva is the aggressor early. Taleb slowly establishes the pressure. Silva is looking for his way in. Nice leg kick lands for Taleb. 1st min in, Silva takes the center. Taleb is keeping his distance with the leg kicks. Taleb is still searching for his range. Taleb catches the kick and spins Silva down to the mat! Silva explodes back to his feet. Taleb lands a hard body kick! He catches another kick but fails to score a takedown. Taleb is disciplined with his standup. Silva is throwing a lot of faints. He dives for a takedown but Taleb spins him against the cage. Silva separates. Halfway in, Silva catches the kick and takes Taleb down. Taleb tries to get back to his feet but Silva drags him down once again. Silva takes the half guard position. He is enjoying grappling exchanges. Taleb scrambles and tries to set up the heel hook! Silva escapes the danger and unloads with the ground and pound! Taleb is taking a lot of damage! Silva makes a transition and gets the full mount position! Silva is landing hard elbows! He is dropping bombs on Taleb! 1 min to go, Taleb rolls over and gives his back! Silva sets up the rear-naked choke!!! Taleb is trying to defend! Silva readjusts and the choke is in!!! Taleb taps out!!!

WATCH FIGHT

JANUARY 2017 – VS SANTIAGO PONZINIBBIO

RESULT – LOST VIA 3RD UN DEC

Analysis

MARCH 2016 – VS ERICK SILVA

RESULT – WON VIA 2ND RD KO PUNCH

Analysis
Rd 1 – Taleb with a leg kick. Taleb throwing feints. Spinning back kick misses for Silva. Spinning back kick misses for Taleb. Switch kick to the body lands for Taleb. Taleb looking technical and precise with his movements. Silva closes distance and gets off some nice kicks to the leg. Head kick blocked from Taleb. Taleb catches the body kick, and puts Silva on his back, connecting with a hammer fist, before Silva jumps back up. Silva lures Taleb in with a fake touch of the gloves, before connecting with an overhand right. Silva slipping 2 Taleb jabs. Wild explosion by Silva, winging punches and a kick, Taleb this time slips out the way. Silva shoots from far for a single leg, Taleb easily sprawls.

Rd 2 – Taleb working his jab. Taleb infrequently changing in and out of stance. Taleb stand up stance, style and movement similar to Rory McDonald. 2 inside legs kicks and straight right combos land for Taleb. Taleb again catches Silvas kick and lands a stinging, hard straight right, that lays Silva out cold!

AUGUST 2015 – VS WARLLEY ALVES

RESULT – LOST VIA 2ND RD SUB GUILLOTINE

Analysis
Rd 1 – Alves with a couple big leg kicks, Taleb almost catches it, instead Alves ends up catching his kick and taking him to the mat. Half guard. Taleb back up and looking to establish his jab. Overhand right drops Taleb, but hes back up. Taleb ducks under another power punch, almost connecting with a single leg TD, by Alves springs back to his feet. Right straight lands for Taleb. Taleb catches the kick and takes Alves to the cage. Hard knee lands for Taleb.

Rd 2 – Taleb high kick blocked. Right straight lands for Alves. Excellent takedown defense for Alves. Alves catches Talebs kick and takes him down to half guard. Alves able to control Taleb, posturing up and getting short punches/elbows off. Taleb trying to sweep with double butterflies. Taleb scrambles back to his feet. Taleb reverses position against the cage. Short elbow lands in the clinch. Alves locks in a standing guillotine and drops to the ground, its too much pressure on Talebs neck and he taps.

APRIL 2015 – VS CHRIS CLEMENTS

RESULT – WON VIA 3RD UN DEC

Analysis
Rd 1 – Upright stance. Lead head kick misses. Taleb slowly pressuring Clements. Taleb utilizing his jab. Left hook lands for Taleb. Clements throwing hammer fists instead of punches… yep I know, he must be injured coz this is weird. Spinning back kick lands for Clements, as Taleb pressures him to the cage. Taleb with under hooks, he wrestles Clements to the ground, but hes immediately back up. Taleb looks for it again, but cant get it. Taleb utilizing his jab, and catches a Clements kick transitions to a takedown into side control. Clements scrambles to guard.

Rd 2 – Clements winging big leg kicks, misses with his punches, nicely timed takedown again by Taleb, who moves to the back, and now takes mount. He loses it and back to half guard. Taleb controls for the remainder of the round ZZZZ.

Rd 3 – Taleb immediately gets a takedown, capitalizing on an idiotic spinning back kick from Clements. Taleb on the back, but Clements able to get back up. Taleb trips Clements back to the mat. Taleb controls for the remainder of the round, doing minimal damage, and not offering any submission attempts.

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RECORD BREAKDOWN

15 MATCHES 12 WINS 3 LOSSES
KNOCKOUT 6 1
SUBMISSION 0 1
DECISION 6 1
DRAWS
NO CONTEST

FIGHTER THINGS TO NOTE

  • First fight in 11 months due to injury
  • 2 time TUF failure
  • Uses Jab and reach to counter. Now using more leg kicks to maintain range.
  • Very upright stance. Very stiff movements. Chin is exposed.
  • No speed or power to his game
  • Likes to stay on the outside and counter
  • Spent ¾ of his camp v SP at Tiger Muay Thai