Saturday, July 23rd, French light heavyweight prospect Oumar Sy will be in action for KSW, where he will be looking to possibly score a win in his debut with the company against Hasan Mezhiev. He will be looking for another win, as Sy looks to continue her undefeated streak as a professional MMA fighter. He represents Bulgarian Top Team, a respected camp in MMA. Let’s take a closer look at this prospect as this week’s “Prospect Spotlight.”
Kickboxing: Sy is a gifted striker that combines excellent technical prowess with volume and power. Sy is definitely accustomed to the eight points of Muay Thai, possessing excellent punches, elbows, kicks and knees. He uses his length well and snipes from the outside, and once his opponent tries to close the distance, he counters effectively. Half of his wins come by way of knockout, and he has two submissions that were set up with his striking. His movement is very good as well and he cuts off his opponent effectively.
Natural Gifts: Sy is 6’5″ and has very long arms, which he uses properly. Some tall guys don’t know how to use their height and length effectively, but Sy does. He’s a great natural athlete that possesses excellent quickness and lateral movement. He also gets in and out well. His strength is also underrated, as he has long limbs that don’t give him the “Todd Duffee guns.”
Step Up in Competition/Question Marks: To this point, Sy has just six professional bouts, and his opponents have a combined record of 8-0. That is good in theory, but three of those opponents were 0-0. Sy has yet to really step up in competition, which he will definitely get here when he enters KSW and takes on Mezhiev.
Sky is the Limit: With how little pro MMA experience he has and how good he’s looked, I think the Sy will ascend as high as he wants to go if he keeps putting in the work in the gym. Training with Bulgarian Top Team, he is getting good coaching and training with guys who are good wrestlers. Sy obviously has the striking and natural gifts to match many in the cage. We will get a better idea of his skills once he starts taking on higher-quality competition. If he’s successful with KSW, he’s going to be a real problem at 205.