Prospect in the Spotlight (Dec 9-10): Jamey-Lyn Horth Wessels

Introduction

Friday, December 9th, Canadian flyweight prospect Jamey-Lyn Horth Wessels will be in action for LFA, where she will be looking to defend her LFA title against Sabina Mazo. She will be looking for another win, as Horth Wesselslooks to impress and score a contract with the UFC. She represents The Sound Martial Arts, a smaller camp in MMA. Let’s take a closer look at this prospect as this week’s “Prospect Spotlight.”

Strengths

Well-Rounded: When watching Horth Wessels fight, it’s very hard to find anything she’s not good at. On the feet, she has strong kickboxing skills. She has decent power in her hands and has long arms to shoot her shot from a distance. She also has powerful kicks, as seen in her body kick knockout of Jade Masson-Wong. Three of her five pro wins come by knockout. That said, she’s also slick on the mat and has good jiu-jitsu skills. She owns two wins by rear-naked choke, and both of those were her best wins on her resume.

Strength of Schedule: Even though Horth Wessels is just five fights into her pro career, she has actually taken on some tough competition. As an amateur, she owns two amateur victories over UFC fighter Lupita Godinez. Her three most recent wins are what put her on the radar. She choked out top Canadian prospect Corrine Laframoise, who could be on the UFC’s radar as well. She then knocked out the aforementioned Masson-Wong. Her most recent win saw her secure LFA gold, as she choked out respected Brazilian veteran Mayra Cantuaria. This woman does not take the easy route to the big leagues.

Needs Improvement

Late Career Starter: Horth Wessels is just five fights into her pro career, so it’s shocking to learn that she’s already 32 years old. That’s athletic prime years, which means the window may not be open as long for her as other prospects in her position. The time for her to hit the big leagues is now, even if she’s not even a half dozen fights into her professional MMA journey.

Outlook

UFC Top-15: Horth Wessels has already proven she is no joke and that she is ready for the UFC. Her biggest test to date is currently on her plate, as she will defend her LFA Championship belt against UFC veteran Sabina Mazo. This will likely be her audition. If she wins this bout, I think the UFC will be the next stop for her. She’s clearly done enough. When she gets to the UFC, there are plenty of fights she can win and I think she’s somebody that will end up with a number ranking next to her name.

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