UFC Fight Night 84 Newcomer Breakdown: Jarjis Danho

jarjis danhoPrior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at Syrian heavyweight Jarjis Danho as he takes on Daniel Omielanczuk at Fight Night 84 in London, England. Jarjis Danho Hometown: Toulouse, France Age: 32 Height: 6’3” Reach: Weight Class: Heavyweight Camp: Hammers Team Career Record: 6-0 Key Wins: None Key Losses: None Background The power lifter turned MMA fighter has been fighting professionally since 2011. His entire career has been fought in Europe and the Middle East. He’s undefeated with all of his victories coming inside the distance. Strengths

  • Large heavyweight who cuts to 265 pounds
  • Improving boxing fundamentals
  • Targets the body in the clinch
  • Will seek takedowns against the cage
  • Surprisingly good cardio


  • Still quite raw as a fighter
  • Not comfortable striking from range
  • Lacks one punch knockout power
  • Very little to offer when put on his back



    Matchup with Daniel Omielanczuk For his first fight in the UFC, Jarjis Danho is paired against one of the lowest rated fighters in the division in Daniel Omielanczuk. The Syrian fighter will have a significant size advantage in the octagon. He’ll have a three inch height and a 20+ pound advantage on fight night. While Danho doesn’t possess one punch knockout power, he’s strong enough to push the Polish heavyweight against the cage. In the clinch, Danho does his best work landing punches to body and just battering his opponent. Omielanczuk has been taken down opponents before and he offers very little resistance in that regard. Danho could certainly win this fight standing or on the ground. Heavyweight debutants have proven to be very hit and miss in the UFC, so it’s hard to have strong opinions on their fights, but I do see advantages for Danho to win this bout. The over 1.5 rounds may be a safer play at -140. Omielanczuk lost by decision in his two UFC losses. Danho’s already been past the 1.5 distance in two of his six fights; neither of which was against UFC caliber competition. UFC Ceiling Jarjis Danho is an interesting prospect in the heavyweight division. He’s very strong for the weight class. Opponents will have trouble pushing him around and in many cases he’ll be able to do that to opponents. His skill set is rather limited at this point, but progression from fight to fight does seem apparent. He fights for a small fight camp, so training partners may be an issue, but he is a guy (with continued improvement) who could stick around in the UFC. Fight Film Check out Jarjis Danho in some of his most recent fights:   Jarjis Danho vs. Markus Vanttinen   Jarjis Danho vs. Jermaine van Rooy

Written by Jay Primetown

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