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UFC on Fuel: What We Learned from Paul Sass vs. Matt Wiman

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Cody GuinnContributor IIISeptember 29, 2012

The master of the so-called "Sassangle" looked to remain unbeaten in England as Paul Sass fought Matt Wiman on the main card at UFC on Fuel TV 5.

The submission expert was defeated by, you guessed it, submission by Matt Wiman at 3:48 in the first round with an armbar.

Here is what we learned from this lightweight fight.

 

What We'll Remember From This Fight:

Matt Wiman's armbar against a man who is supremely dangerous on the ground. You would think Wiman would be in a hurry to get back on his feet, but instead he showed off his jiu-jitsu and handed Sass his first career loss.

 

What We Learned About Sass:

Sass is a dangerous guy on the ground, but it was proven today that his submission defense isn't quite on the same level as his submission offense.

 

What We Learned About Wiman:

Wiman is one of those dangerous all-around guys who is good at everything, but doesn't specialize in anything. At UFC on Fuel 5, Wiman showed he wasn't afraid to go to the ground with the submission specialist Sass and also showed confidence in his jiu-jitsu when he attempted that successful armbar.

 

What's Next for Sass:

Next for Paul Sass could be the winner of next month's clash between Carlo Prater and Marcus Levesseur.

 

What's Next for Wiman:

I like the idea of matching Wiman with another undefeated fighter, Khabib Nurmagomedov.

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