The first time I saw Jorge Masvidal fight, he was a thuggish kid trekking up from Miami, F.L., to Trenton, N.J., intent on delivering some hurt to Yves Edwards at BodogFIGHT. He was successful in that outing, knocking out Edwards with a head-kick, and since then Masvidal has matured, growing more and more skilled and more and more chill.
Still, the dude is always ready for a fight, so when Thiago Alves had to bow out of the UFC Fight Night 79 main event and Benson Henderson needed a dance partner, guess who was willing to step up?
Here’s Masvidal’s last fight, and in it you can see some precision striking on display. He really is like a surgeon when he throws.