Is “Mr. Highlight” the only fighter in the UFC from Slovakia?

Ľudovít Klein is one particular of two UFC fighters born in Slovakia.

Slovakia is a European state with a inhabitants of about 5.4 million. Amongst the tens of millions of people, two are at this time battling in the UFC – Klein at light-weight and Martin Buday at heavyweight. Neither fighter is ranked, but they keep on to put on entertaining fights.

Right after earning his UFC contract on Dana White’s Contender Collection, Buday manufactured his marketing debut in April 2022. He defeated Chris Barnett by a specialized decision thanks to an unlawful elbow, ending the fight early. 4 months later, ‘Badys’ gained his next bout below the UFC banner by using out Lukasz Brzeski with a split selection. The 31-year-outdated heavyweight will make his third Octagon appearance from Jake Collier on April 29.

In the meantime, Klein became the very first Slovakian-born UFC fighter when he designed his debut in September 2020. ‘Mr.Highlight’ rapidly made a name for himself by using out Shane Younger with a 1st-spherical knockout. Just after defeating Younger, the 28-calendar year-old went on a two-fight skied by dropping to Mike Trizano and Nate Landwehr.

Klein bounced back again from back again-to-back losses with a break up-final decision gain towards Devonte Smith. 4 months later, ‘Mr.Highlight’ pulled off an upset gain against Mason Jones to keep on making momentum. The Slovakian-born fighter experienced hoped to lengthen his gain streak on March 18, but factors didn’t go as prepared.

Ľudovít Klein vs. Jai Herbert finishes in a majority draw

Ľudovít Klein manufactured his sixth Octagon visual appeal on the UFC 286 preliminary card. The 28-calendar year-aged was matched up in opposition to Jai Herbert, who was coming off a get in opposition to Kyle Nelson. Klein vs. Herbert highlighted numerous again-and-forth exchanges, but the outcome was altered by a third-round position deduction from a minimal blow by ‘The Black Place Banger.’

If Herbert didn’t obtain a level deduction, he would have been awarded a unanimous final decision acquire. The bout was scored a vast majority attract with the scorecard examining 29-28 and 28-28 x2. ‘The Black Country Banger’ still left dissatisfied as he was not equipped to safe the earn in entrance of his English fans.

Examine out the official scorecards for Ľudovít Klein vs. Jai Herbert down below:

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