Arona's Chin

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Jeffanori-Gomi
3/24/07 12:34:06AM
Has Arona ever been KO'ed via punch on his feet? Does anyone know? I was watching him vs Wandy and that dude leads with his chin so bad. IMO a good striker (Chuck, CC, Anderson) would use that thing as a target. Anyone else notice this or are me and my friends crazy?
kublakhan
3/24/07 12:50:55AM
No, he's never been knocked out via punch while standing up. His standup game and striking looks awkward, and he's predictable in the sense you KNOW he wants to take you down. He's so strong though he's able to do it no matter what you do. I think he'll beat Soko, but I think it'll be interesting and wild for the first few minutes.
migo
3/24/07 12:57:02AM
Arona doesn't really trade. He does hard leg kicks and shoots for the takedown. That's a different situation from what Nog was trying to do before he got KOed.
Jeffanori-Gomi
3/24/07 1:20:41AM

Posted by migo

Arona doesn't really trade. He does hard leg kicks and shoots for the takedown. That's a different situation from what Nog was trying to do before he got KOed.



You think Arona could take out Liddell? I think if anyone could KO him Chuck could.

hippysmacker
3/24/07 2:33:36AM
I know he wasn't on his feet when it happened, but I've seen him Koed by Rampage and Shogun. Rampage was a power bomb while caught in a triangle. Shogun was on top of him and repeatedly hammer fisted him. I agree that his style is too open, and I think he could learn a lot by watching his shorter clone( Filho)
Trapt1nw0nder
3/24/07 2:41:55AM

Posted by hippysmacker

I know he wasn't on his feet when it happened, but I've seen him Koed by Rampage and Shogun. Rampage was a power bomb while caught in a triangle. Shogun was on top of him and repeatedly hammer fisted him. I agree that his style is too open, and I think he could learn a lot by watching his shorter clone( Filho)



he got KO'd rather easily by Shogun,so i dont think he has that good of a chin....i dont think anyone else would of gotten KO'd that easily by a hammerfist in that position
Svartorm
3/24/07 3:13:29AM
He was also coming off an extremely hard fight in that tournament and had his head on the mat. Fatigue has a huge place in getting KO'ed, as does dehydration.
Jeffanori-Gomi
3/24/07 12:02:21PM

Posted by Svartorm

He was also coming off an extremely hard fight in that tournament and had his head on the mat. Fatigue has a huge place in getting KO'ed, as does dehydration.



He fought Wandy to a close decision on that one right? Shogun fought rampage?

I think the bout may turn out different if they fought again
ElGuapo31
3/24/07 12:24:14PM
he didnt get KOd by shogun via hammer fist he got KOd via a heel to the face
johny_rotten
3/24/07 1:15:58PM

Posted by ElGuapo31

he didnt get KOd by shogun via hammer fist he got KOd via a heel to the face



Actually Rua missed the stomp, and did end the fight with the hammer fist. Arona later said the KO was due to when the two hit the ground while both were going for the take down. You can see it if you re watch the fight. His head bounced off the mat pretty hard.

Ricardo has fought some very good strikers in Fedor, Wandy twice, Henderson, and Rampage, but none of them has taken advantage of his chin being way up in the air. The style that drives Arona nuts is what we saw Shogun do to him, and Fedor. They both pushed the pace, and shot in for take downs.

PS Shogun defeated Overeem before he went up against Arona, not Rampage.
Jeffanori-Gomi
3/24/07 3:25:45PM
thats who it was
migo
3/24/07 5:44:06PM

Posted by Jeffanori-Gomi


Posted by migo

Arona doesn't really trade. He does hard leg kicks and shoots for the takedown. That's a different situation from what Nog was trying to do before he got KOed.



You think Arona could take out Liddell? I think if anyone could KO him Chuck could.




Maybe. Took Liddell 4 rounds to take out Horn - Arona has much better takedowns than Horn and he's also got a killer kick.
migo
3/24/07 5:45:39PM

Posted by johny_rotten


Posted by ElGuapo31

he didnt get KOd by shogun via hammer fist he got KOd via a heel to the face



Actually Rua missed the stomp, and did end the fight with the hammer fist. Arona later said the KO was due to when the two hit the ground while both were going for the take down. You can see it if you re watch the fight. His head bounced off the mat pretty hard.

Ricardo has fought some very good strikers in Fedor, Wandy twice, Henderson, and Rampage, but none of them has taken advantage of his chin being way up in the air. The style that drives Arona nuts is what we saw Shogun do to him, and Fedor. They both pushed the pace, and shot in for take downs.

PS Shogun defeated Overeem before he went up against Arona, not Rampage.



Fedor was the one getting taken down in the fight. Arona had mount most of the time but couldn't do anything with it because of Rings rules.
ManBeast
3/25/07 9:25:06AM

Posted by kublakhan

No, he's never been knocked out via punch while standing up. His standup game and striking looks awkward, and he's predictable in the sense you KNOW he wants to take you down. He's so strong though he's able to do it no matter what you do. I think he'll beat Soko, but I think it'll be interesting and wild for the first few minutes.



yeah I've noticed that about him too, he's really big for a lhw and pretty damn strong, I just wish the guy would learn some better striking, and some GnP with his takedown abilities would be great.
pv3Hpv3p
3/25/07 12:57:18PM

Posted by migo


Posted by Jeffanori-Gomi


Posted by migo

Arona doesn't really trade. He does hard leg kicks and shoots for the takedown. That's a different situation from what Nog was trying to do before he got KOed.



You think Arona could take out Liddell? I think if anyone could KO him Chuck could.




Maybe. Took Liddell 4 rounds to take out Horn - Arona has much better takedowns than Horn and he's also got a killer kick.



Arona does have sick TD's, but Horn was trying to stand with Chuck during that fight (don't know why)...

I'm pretty sure that was the first (T)KO of Horn's career... Not bad in like a hundred fights plus or minus
migo
3/25/07 5:27:33PM
Horn was trying to stand because he knew he had shit takedowns and couldn't get Chuck down early in the fight. His entire strategy was to tire Chuck out standing and then take him down late either in the 4th or 5th round. That's the only thing that could have possibly worked for him.
nellyhiphophead
3/25/07 5:34:49PM
i think arona's chin is fine and he is one of the top 205's there is. if he is on his game not many ppl have a chance with him.
Jeffanori-Gomi
3/26/07 1:06:55AM
I think its fine too, but he sticks it out really far, and protecting your chin is like #1 in all standup situations.
migo
3/26/07 3:29:50AM
That's assuming you have a similar standup strategy to most standup fighters. Arona doesn't, so it doesn't necessarily apply.
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