5 Things You Need To Know
About Undisputed Bantamweight Champ Jesse Arnett
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The Hard Knocks Fighting roster is no stranger to talent, and in recent years it has played host to some of the sports most electrifying fighters. Athletes like former UFC women’s Bantamweight Champ Rhonda Rousey, UFC rising star Misha Cirkinov, and UFC Middleweight Elias Theodorou, who is currently 5-1.
It’s no secret that there’s one name on the Hard Knocks roster that stands out above the rest. Jesse Arnett has been making his case as the best bantamweight in Canada for the past three years, and with one more big win at Hard Knocks 54, he may finally get his shot at UFC glory.
As Jesse Arnett continues to dominate the competition, here are the top 5 things you need know about the current Undisputed Hard Knocks Bantamweight Champion!
1. His Impressive Win Streak (8-0)
He has amassed a record of 11-4, with a current win streak of 8-0. He has dominated guys on the fight scene in Canada, and is ranked number 2 out of 83 active Pro Bantam weights in Canada.
2. Ability To Finish Fights
7 of his last 8 wins have come by finish in the first two rounds. On top of that, 5 of those finishes were by submission, and two by TKO.
3. He’s No Stranger To UFC/Bellator Level Opponents
Jesse put a beating on former UFC fighter Roland Delorme (9-5), current Bellator fighter Vince Murdock (8-3), and Mike Hernandez (10-4). He doesn’t shy away from top level competition, and has shown that with wins against these guys he proves his record isn’t reason enough to keep him back any longer
4. Well-Rounded, Complete Fighter
He’s a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Anderson Goncalves. He’s wrestled his entire life, and his striking ability has done nothing but improve fight after fight. He has been committed to full-time training, and the growth continues to show in his performances.
5. He Is Defending His Bantamweight Title for the 3rd Time At HK54
Arnett has successfully defended his strap twice under the Hard Knocks banner, and is looking to make it three straight on March 17 at the Markin MacPhail Centre for HK54: Canada v. Ireland.
All in all, Jesse Arnett has left fans wanting more, and his commanding performances demand the attention of the UFC. The man’s been knocking on the door for awhile, and by adding one more impressive win to his record, it’ll be hard for the UFC not to answer.
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