Prospect of the month: Andy Clamp

Prospect of the month: Andy Clamp

Age- 31 | Height- 6’4″ |
Fighting out of- England|
Training out of- Blackledge MMA | Record- 7-0
Methods- 6 KO/TKO, 3 Submission | Combined opponents
record- 79-114 | Best win- Charles Andrade
| Fastest finish- 0:15 | Weightclass- Light-heavyweight |
| Signed with- Free Agent
Andy Clamp

Pro debut: Jordan Thompson (0-0)
Offense
Knockdowns-
Takedowns- One
Submission attempts-
Submissions defended-
Takedowns defended-
Defense
Knocked down-
Taken down-
Takedowns failed-
Official Result- Andy Clamp def. Jordan Thompson via TKO (Ground and pound) at 0:37 of round 1.
Highlight: Clamp quickly opened up with an easy double leg takedown. Thompson attempted to scoot to the cage but Clamp tied up a wrist and landed elbows until the ref stepped in.

2nd pro fight: Shaun Lomas (15-46)

Offense
Knockdowns-
Takedowns- One
Submission attempts- Two
Submissions defended-
Takedowns defended-
Defense
Knocked down-
Taken down-
Takedowns failed-
Official Result- Andy Clamp def. Shaun Lomas via Submission (RNC) at 3:47 of round 1.
Highlight: Clamp quickly got the takedown but it was the work on top that showed. Clamp got mount three different times while landing some good ground and pound. Clamp missed on an arm-triangle but soon after he sunk in the RNC for the tap.

3rd pro fight: Brad Carter (0-10)

Offense
Knockdowns-
Takedowns-
Submission attempts-
Submissions defended-
Takedowns defended-
Defense
Knocked down-
Taken down-
Takedowns failed-
Official Result- Andy Clamp def. Brad Carter via TKO (Punches) at 0:15 of round 1.
Highlight: Clamp ended the fight early catching Brad with an uppercut. He would close the fight out with punches on the mat as Brad just curled up.

4th pro fight: Dan Konecke (3-3)

Offense
Knockdowns-
Takedowns- One
Submission attempts- One
Submissions defended-
Takedowns defended-
Defense
Knocked down-
Taken down-
Takedowns failed- One
Official Result- Andy Clamp def. Dan Konecke via TKO (Ground and pound) at ? of round 1.
Highlight: It was a fun fight on the mat as there were pretty well matched. Konecke did create a slick reverse using the fence at a point in the fight. As soon as Clamp reversed positions he would take the back and pound out Konecke until the ref stepped in.

5th pro fight: Grant Hocking (4-4)

Offense
Knockdowns- One
Takedowns-
Submission attempts-
Submissions defended-
Takedowns defended-
Defense
Knocked down-
Taken down-
Takedowns failed-
Official Result- Andy Clamp def. Grant Hocking via TKO (Punches) at ? of round 1
Highlight: This time Clamp showed more on the feet landing a few good leg kicks that were highlighted. Clamp dropped Hocking with a hard straight left and would finish off with ground and pound.

6th pro fight: Callum Cook (5-1)

Offense
Knockdowns-
Takedowns- Three
Submission attempts-
Submissions defended-
Takedowns defended-
Defense
Knocked down-
Taken down-
Takedowns failed-
Official Result- Andy Clamp def. Callum Cook via TKO (Ground and pound) at 1:36 or round 1.
Highlight: Clamp ran through Cook in a one-sided fight. Clamp secured three takedowns rag-dolling Cook around. Clamp would land a huge amount of right hands and knees along the fence. The ref would eventually step in as Cook just took it.

7th pro fight: Lukasz Klinger (6-1)

Offense
Knockdowns-
Takedowns- Four
Submission attempts-
Submissions defended-
Takedowns defended-
Defense
Knocked down-
Taken down-
Takedowns failed-
Official Result- Lukasz Klinger def Andy Clamp via Submission (Armbar) at ? of round 1.
Highlight: The fight was all Clamp as he got the takedowns very easy. Klinger kept popping back to his feet every time he hit the mat. Klinger would end up locking in an armbar off his back out of nowhere and Clamp was forced to tap.

8th pro fight: Nicolas Djurdjevic (2-1)

Offense
Knockdowns-
Takedowns- One
Submission attempts-
Submissions defended-
Takedowns defended-
Defense
Knocked down-
Taken down-
Takedowns failed-
Official Result- Andy Clamp def. Nicolas Djurdjevic via TKO (Ground and pound) at 2:45 of round 1.
Highlight: The fight played out mostly on the with Clamp in total control. As soon as Clamp got the mount he landed big ground and pound including elbows. The ref would eventually step in.

9th pro fight: Wilfried Edmund (6-1)

Offense
Knockdowns-
Takedowns- Seven
Submission attempts- Two
Submissions defended-
Takedowns defended- One
Defense
Knocked down-
Taken down-
Takedowns failed- Three
Official Result- Andy Clamp def. Wilfried Edmund via unanimous decision.
Highlight: This was the only time in Clamp’s career he went the distance and his gas tank held up well. Clamp dominated the fight with takedowns each round timing shots very well. His top game was smothering and he dominated position the whole fight with active ground and pound.

10th pro fight: Bakary El Anwar (5-5)

Offense
Knockdowns-
Takedowns- One
Submission attempts-
Submissions defended-
Takedowns defended-
Defense
Knocked down- One
Taken down-
Takedowns failed-
Official Result- Andy Clamp def. Bakary El Anwar via Submission (Arm-triangle) at 1:06 of round 1.
Highlight: This was a very controversial fight as Bakary flatlined Clamp in the opening seconds of the fight. The ref quickly jumped in but Clamp was fine still trying to hold onto the leg but the ref would partially step in and Bakary disengaged for a second. Clamp came to his senses quickly and would get a nice body lock takedown. Clamp wasted no time getting the arm-triangle and Bakary tapped. The fight was later changer to a no contest.

11th for the fight: Dan Konecke (10-11)

Offense
Knockdowns-
Takedowns- One
Submission attempts- Two
Submissions defended-
Takedowns defended-
Defense
Knocked down-
Taken down-
Takedowns failed-
Official Result-  Andy Clamp def. Dan Konecka via Submission (RNC) at 3:09 of round 1.
Highlight: Clamp got an easy single-leg takedown early in the fight. He landed some solid elbows on top as he would eventually take Dan’s back.  He missed on the first RNC but the second time he clamped down and got the tap.

12th pro fight: Charles Andrade (34-38)

Offense
Knockdowns-
Takedowns-
Submission attempts-
Submissions defended-
Takedowns defended-
Defense
Knocked down-
Taken down-
Takedowns failed-
Official Result- Andy Clamp def. Charles Andrade via Submission (Triangle) at 2:18 or Round 1.
Highlight: No video footage of this fight.

Overall Assessment: 

Clamp is a bit one-dimensional as he doesn’t have too much to offer on the feet as he can at times spams head kicks but to his credit he hasn’t had a problem getting guys down. Clamp is a solid wrestler who has scored a takedown in all but one of his fights. “The Vice” is a strong guy as once he closes the distance he is relentless with his takedowns and can wrestle all fight. He’s even better once on the mat always working to finish hence why he has nine finishes. He has his share of stopping the fight with his active ground and pound and once he finds an opening for a submission he will take it. He has been dropped but he’s shown toughness. He’s been on his back but he showed good jiu-jitsu. Overall he reminds me of a Paul Craig who is limited on the feet but a dangerous fighter once it hit’s the mat. I do think Clamp has a better future than Craig as his gas tank, wrestling, and defense all together seem much better. I don’t think Clamp is ready for the like of Bellator or the UFC but something like Cage Warriors makes sense.