UFC 142 Preview – Hayabusa Sponsored Fighters
Terry Etim is one of the most well rounded mixed martial artists to ever come out of the UK. Etim possesses a very fluid and dynamic striking game, but the vast majority of his wins have come by submission. With 12 submission wins, and 4 UFC ‘submission of the night’ bonuses, his opponents should think twice before closing the distance with him. Don’t make the mistake of thinking Terry is a one dimensional fighter, as he also has 2 KO’s to his credit and uses a great striking game to control the pace of the fight. Etim is a very experienced fighter and, at the age of 25, has a long and successful career ahead of him.
Terry has won 6 of his last seven and, after his defeat on April 10, 2010, returned to his winning ways on November 5, 2011. The 19 month layoff, due to a serious rib injury, was hard on Etim, but now that he is healthy and back on the winning track, he is looking to make it two in a row and continue his climb to the top of the 155lb division. This time he is going into hostile territory, as he takes on undefeated Brazilian fighter Edson Barboza.
Terry will have to endure the initial blaze of Barboza, as Edson is known to come out hard and fast. Etim hopes to avenge the defeat of fellow countryman Ross Pearson, who lost a hard fought split decision to Barboza at UFC Rio in August 2011. Terry will carry the UK fighting spirit to Rio for his battle against Barboza. Hayabusa is excited to, once again, partner with Terry Etim and wishes him the best of luck in his upcoming lightweight battle.
Hayabusa would also like to wish Antonio Carvalho the best, as he makes his UFC debut at UFC Rio Aldo vs. Mendes. This well-rounded Canadian standout has a vast amount of experience and will look to make an immediate impact in the featherweight division. Carvalho will be competing in the new Haburi Compression Shorts.