Posted by Jackelope
I would go with Barnett in this one. He's much more MMA savvy for one, has way better standup for two, and for three has the definite submission edge.
I would have absolutely 0 hesitation picking Barnett in this fight. He's big enough that Lesnar's size isn't going to affect him like it does to guys like Couture
Josh is a great catch wrestler,but he also has great sub skills as well.
It would be like taking some of the best of what Couture and Mir have to offer and putting it in one opponent for Brock to fight (I know that comparisson is a bit generic,but the best way I could put it on words)
I say the beginning of the first round would be somewhat hesitant from both fighters. The end of the first round see's Brock dominating with Josh on his back.
The second round starts out much like the first,but Lesnar initiates early this time around,but to no avail.
Barnett stays out his range and peppers him with shots from the outside.
Lesnar pins him up against the fence around the two minute minute mark,but Barnett keeps great balance and doesn't go down.
After a bit of stalling they are put back in the center of the cage.
Brock comes in with a short,fast left followed with a lunging right.
It's close,but Barnett evades the shots and counters with a one two of his own that lights Brock up a bit.
Brock stumbles back a bit and Josh comes in with with a small flurry,but Brock soaks up most of it.
The end of the second round ends with Barnett winning that one.
Third round begins and Barnett comes out looking confident.
Brock isn't out of the game yet though.
Brock goes for the takedown,but to no avail,barnett is throwing combinations and takes Brock out.