UFC on Fox 21 Newcomer Breakdown: Adam Hunter

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at newcomer Adam Hunter as he takes on fellow Canadian debutant Ryan Janes at UFC on Fox 21 in Vancouver, Canada. Adam “War Hammer” Hunter Hometown: Sault St. Marie, Ontario, Canada Age: 32 Height: 6’1” Reach: 74” Weight Class: Middleweight Camp: Team Synergy Fight Team Career Record: 7-1 Key Wins: Chris Dempsey Key Losses: None Background The Canadian born fighter has been competing in MMA since 2010. He’s a finisher with all of seven of his victories coming inside the distance. Strengths

  • Solid kicking game to both legs as well as to the head
  • Long jab which he can land from range
  • Does well to land in combination when has opponent hurt
  • Good knees in the clinch


  • Punches are wild without much technique
  • Can be controlled in the clinch
  • Leaves neck exposed for potential submission situations
  • Very low level of competition



  Match-up against Ryan Janes This is a fight between two regional middleweights making their debut in the UFC. Both fighters are similarly sized with only an inch separating them in both height and reach. Hunter is the far better striker with a variety of strikes in his arsenal. Janes is primarily a grappler who needs to sink in a choke in order to win. Janes’ striking defense seems to be negligible at best. He keep his head very upright and is certainly hittable on the feet. Hunter appears to have decent takedown defense and knows that Janes will be focused on getting this fight on the ground. With the game plan known in advance, I think Hunter has his mind focused on what he needs to do. He keeps this fight standing and earns himself a stoppage win over his Canadian counterpart. UFC Ceiling At 32 years of age, Hunter is already on the back side of his career. He certainly has some striking power and has some physicality to round out his game. He doesn’t train with the biggest camp and at this point of his career it’s unlikely he’ll make the move stateside to a bigger camp. Hunter was brought into this card along with others to fill it out with Canadian fighters. He may get a couple wins in the promotion, but it’s difficult to see him compete even against average UFC middleweights. He doesn’t have an elite skill to rely on to put him in a position to compete with solid middleweights. Fight Film Check out Adam Hunter in some of his most recent fights:   Adam Hunter vs. Chris Dempsey   Adam Hunter vs. Alderic Keith

Written by Jay Primetown

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