During Terry Etim’s (12-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) dominating TKO victory over Brian Cobb (15-5 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at UFC 95, UFC commentator Joe Rogan made comments comparing Etim’s deadly pinpoint kicks and strikes to the reigning UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva.
Etim admits that it is an honor to be compared to one of the best P4P fighters in the world, but stays firmly grounded, continuing to hone his already well rounded game. Despite the stand up clinic of precision kicks and punches that finished Cobb at UFC 95, Terry also boasts nine wins via submission, proving to be very dangerous whether the fight stays standing or hits the ground.
Etim was supposed to face Justin Buchholz (8-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) at UFC 95, but an injury postponed the fight, prompting Joe Silva and the UFC to bring in Brian Cobb as a replacement. Buchholz has since recovered and will be Terry’s next opponent at UFC 99: Franklin vs Silva which will be held at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany on June 13th.