Shane Young

New Zealand

Smashed at UFC 253
September 26, 2020
Young lost to L'udovit Klein via TKO (strikes) at 1:16 of Round 1 at UFC 253 on Saturday in Abu Dhabi.
Young didn't have to accept this fight after Klein missed weight by four pounds on Friday, but he did, and paid for it in terms of the end of a brief, two-fight winning streak. Young got popped with an early combination and was never able to recover. The 27-year-old New Zealand native is now 2-2 in the UFC, with his defeats coming against Klein, and current UFC Featherweight Champion Alexander Volkanovski. Young went the distance against Volkanovski back in November 2017.
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Fighting heavy opponent
September 25, 2020
Young will take on a heavy L'udovit Klein, who weighed in four pounds over the 146-pound limit for the bout, Tyler Treese of reports.
Young will receive a portion of Klein's purse as compensation but the bout will continue on as scheduled at a catchweight. Young is a slight underdog at about +100 in one of the more even matches of the night as he aims to run his winning streak to three straight fights.
Gets new opponent
September 17, 2020
Young will now face L'udovit Klein at UFC 253 on September 26, Nolan King of USA Today reports.
Young's original opponent, Nate Landwehr, had to withdraw after a positive COVID-19 test. Klein will be making his UFC debut and has a career record of 16-2. Young last fought back in February when he defeated Austin Arnett.
Taking on Landwehr in September
August 12, 2020
Young will face Nate Landwehr at the UFC even on September 26, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
Young will be making his first appearance since February when he defated Austin Arnett via unanimous decision. Landwehr will be coming off his first UFC win back in May.
Lands at will
February 9, 2019
Young defeated Austin Arnett via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) at UFC 234 on Saturday in Melbourne.
Arnett wanted to stay on the outside and move around with his hands low. This seemed fine with Young who was able to sit down on his strikes and land power strikes. Arnett had a lot of foot movement, but he rarely moved his head. In the end, Young ate some strikes, but he was able to land hard strikes whenever he wanted. The judges appreciated his work and gave him the decision. After dropping his UFC debut, he has now won back-to-back fights in the UFC.
Wins in the UFC for the first time
June 23, 2018
Young defeated Rolando Dy via TKO (punches) at 4:40 of Round 2 at UFC Fight Night in Singapore
Young was not afraid to eat some shots if it meant that he was going to score. He allowed Dy land his fair share of strikes, but Young kept walking him down and landing back. Towards the end of the round, he turned up the power and started landing harder strikes. He stunned Dy along the cage. Young sensed his opportunity and finished the fight with a barrage. This was his first UFC win after dropping his debut last November.