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Cain - Carwin


#1

http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/blog/cagewriter;_ylt=An43c_vfHa2hRPkIV1_tyu49Eo14

This needs it's own thread.

Carwin, first round KO.


#2

Agreed Carwin takes it early by KO/TKO. This matchup is too soon for Cain.


#3

Agreed with the above. Too early to put Cain in this spot. I don't think he's going to able to ride Carwin, and their striking seems to be comparable except people's brains explode when Carwin hits them. Shane's chin is solid and Cain isn't a one hitter quitter.


#4

this one will probably look similar to Brock .vs Randy. Semi-neutralization of wrestling skill, probably some jockeying in the clinch, faster more technical guy has trouble dealing with size and reach, just a matter of time before the bigger guys rocks the smaller guy. I would bet (and hope) it goes past the first. I would really like to see at least 2 rounds out of both these guys.


#5

Shane is a more accomplished wrestler, Randy was much better than Brock in terms of skill. Randy had the Greco and College background where Brock just had the college wrestling.


#6

What i think is more interesting is Jake Shields possibly fighting Matt Lindland.


#7

Agreed, Carwin via KO/TKO.

Just don't see how Cain wins this one.

He can't stand and trade with Shane or he'll go to sleep.

If he gets top position I doubt he'll be able to keep Carwin down.

If Carwin gets top position it's over.


#8

That's why I though it would be similar.

Smaller better wrestler not much of an advantage against still very good larger wrestler.

Smaller better boxers gets knocked on his ass by big punch.


#9

how is jake shields beating up then choking out an old, non-contender, more interesting then the two most promising heavyweights in the UFC?


#10

Anytime someone mentions a fight with Matt Lindland being interesting, an angel loses its wings.