Posted by cowcatcher
i think rich is the better striker of the 2, dont get me wrong, dan can end the fight with one big right, but if rich can keep some distance and mix in kicks with the punches i think he can grind out a decision. rich is better off his back than dan, and dan is better on top, so it will be interesting if/when it goes down because more than likely dan will be on top, but if rich gets top position i think he can do some real damage there. should be a good close fight unless of course dan uncorks that big right.
henderson is the better brawler of the 2, and franklin is the more technical striker.
franklin's strategy will be to stay on the outside and box with henderson. franklin will want to stay at distance from henderson. that is the only place he has the advantage.
henderson could use 2 or 3 strategies. brawl with him, beat him up in the clinch, take him down and beat on him.
i think henderson takes it. i mean, he just fought anderson silva in march, and franklin is going to try to use a similar strategy against henderson i think.
i dont see franklin finishing henderson, and i think he has too much of a brawlers mentality, not good enough footwork, nor quick enough hands to successfully outpoint him to a machida-esque victory.