J. Lauzon vs. Hermes Franca (Feb UFN)

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Manfred
12/11/08 1:24:06AM
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I am fighting Hermes Franca on Saturday February 7th in Tampa, Florida at the USF Sun Dome. I believe it is going to be an Ultimate Fight Night card on Spike TV.
Hermes is VERY heavy handed to complement his black belt in Jiu-Jitsu and is always dangerous. I was given a few different fight options, but thought the fight with Hermes would be the most challenging and most exciting.

grappler0000
12/11/08 1:26:39AM
This is a bad matchup for Joe.
EvenFlow
12/11/08 3:32:18AM
Hermes by armbar easily.
DCRage
12/11/08 6:57:43AM
As is always the case with comments towards J-Lau like this I always say "Jens Pulver". I'm sticking with J-Lau.
TheNatural915
12/11/08 10:21:28AM
That will be a good fight
pv3Hpv3p
12/11/08 5:23:22PM

Posted by TheNatural915

That will be a good fight



I agree... pretty awesome matchup
DevonFoxy
12/11/08 5:42:39PM
I joes chances and him being an underdog is proabably a good thing. The betting line should be pretty good as well. Hermes can't stop a shot and Joes take down defense isn't great so I think who ever gets the first takedown is gonna be in pretty good shape. Franca's jits is unreal but with that said I don't see how anyone can say Franca wins this fight by submission Easily...thats just plain not the case.
Wolfenstein
12/11/08 6:59:27PM
I like Joe a lot, and I think he could very well drop Franca with some vicious strikes, but he has a lot of factors plaing against him.

One is that Franca has an excellent chin, and the second factor is that Joe is that Joe has been submitted by less talented submission specialists like Rafael Assuncao and Ivan Menjivar. Both guys are super talented grapplers in their own right, but not Franca's level. I think Joe is facing an uphill battle here.
Manfred
12/12/08 1:17:03AM

Posted by Wolfenstein

I like Joe a lot, and I think he could very well drop Franca with some vicious strikes, but he has a lot of factors plaing against him.

One is that Franca has an excellent chin, and the second factor is that Joe is that Joe has been submitted by less talented submission specialists like Rafael Assuncao and Ivan Menjivar. Both guys are super talented grapplers in their own right, but not Franca's level. I think Joe is facing an uphill battle here.



Keep in mind Wolf that those happened quite awhile ago. After working with BJ for over a year, I'm sure he got even better. His sub defense should be good.

If he goes back to what won him the Pulver fight, he should win. Study the crap out of Hermes and find the weaknesses. Holes in his common combos or something he typically does that Joe can counter.
EvenFlow
12/12/08 2:14:00AM

Posted by DevonFoxy

I joes chances and him being an underdog is proabably a good thing. The betting line should be pretty good as well. Hermes can't stop a shot and Joes take down defense isn't great so I think who ever gets the first takedown is gonna be in pretty good shape. Franca's jits is unreal but with that said I don't see how anyone can say Franca wins this fight by submission Easily...thats just plain not the case.




Posted by DCRage

As is always the case with comments towards J-Lau like this I always say "Jens Pulver". I'm sticking with J-Lau.



I really do think it will be a relativly easy win for Hermes, Jens losing to Lauzon isnt such a big upset to me, sure it was at the time because Joe was an unknown but when I thought about it then and now Jens is pretty one dimentional with a weak jaw and Hermes is anything from one dimentional and has a chin of granite.

I only give Lauzon an advantage in punching technique and wrestling which is where I'm getting the armbar prediction from and when Lauzon faces good competition like his other losses he isnt able to stop them or overcome being stopped. He had Florian in a bad spot or two and didnt capitalize, that to me is a lack of fighting instincts.

Do I think Lauzon can win? yes.. and I'll be sure sterilize my posts so ppl dont get butthurt, my bad.
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