Havent seen any discussion for this on here, so not sure if there’s much interest but here goes.
Been tons of buzz and debate about this fight going around the internet lately, i want to hear some thoughts on how this one plays out.
This is a not a fight i would bet on, just too many variables and interesting circumstances surrounding these two guys squaring off against eachother, especially with it being Overeem’s first fight in the UFC. However, i have to pick Overeem. I just cant see Brock being able to hold overeem down and finish him before Reem inevitably lands that huge punch or knee that turns the lights out.
Obviously Brock’s defense is lackluster and i believe Reem will find the mark eventually. The other thing that all the sherdog warriors seem to be completely leaving out is the fact that Overeem is not just a kickboxer, but also a very competent grappler in his own right, with good TD’s and TDD. And that was BEFORE he became Ubereem.
If Brock had a hard time holding Cain or Couture down and couldnt do any damage to them on the ground, i dont see him steam rolling Overeem either.
However, if Overeem plays it safe too much like in the Werdum fight, i wont be surprised to see brock take a decision.
I also have Cerrone cleaning Diaz’s clock[/quote]
I agree with you on the overream thing. Brock to me is so over rated. he was gassed after the 1st round with Randy. gassed in 1 round against cain. The only guys i have ever seen brock man handle on the ground was herring and mir. neither are very good on the ground. Mir, while a great submission guy, and will snap anything he gets a hold of, isn’t a very good wrestler. so, I feel if brock had trouble with carwins and cains standup, hes in for a world of hurt against the K1 champ. I see overream hitting and hurting him, then stopping him on the ground.
As far as the cerrone/diaz fight. its going to be a 3 round war. diaz has better hands in my opinion. especially in his last fight. he is progressing alot like his brother nick did. his boxing is really starting to improve. i can see this going either way. I think cerrone will have to get this fight to the ground at some point though to win. if he stands the whole time with nate, he will lose.[/quote]
Well would you look at that, this will probably be the first serious response ive ever given you:
Yes, i am in the same boat on the main event, pretty sure Reem will drop lesnar with a big hook or knee and use follow up strikes on the ground to stop it. However, i dont agree with your assessment of the Cerrone fight. I think Cerrone is going to want to keep this one standing, (although im sure he’ll indulge Diaz on the ground if it goes there) but i see Cerrone landing lots of big shots against Diaz, with Nate only giving back some pillow punch combos here and there. Overall, whether Cerrone gets the finish or not, i see him out classing Diaz on the feet.