Posted by DosBox
I've actually been a pretty big Struve detractor (regarding my previous posts) but I have to say that i've been somewhat impressed by his striking defense against Pat Barry, and then again with Dave Herman.
His striking defense was just abysmal and took too much damage early on. Now, he's been able avoid some shots in his last couple fights and he's going up against a dude he has a non existant ground game + not a guy that could go 3 hard rounds. That being said, he has massive power in his hands, which is a possible X factor.
I've gone against Struve and LaVar in most of the fights, but i'll say Struve's improved striking defense - good cardio and ground will get him a victory against Lavar. (That being said, im making this pick under the assumption that Lavar could totally melt his face off with some of those brutal right hands).
great post and totally agree, i think if struve can get out of the first round he can definately win this. Im not a fan of lavar johnson he is basically a brawler and that is it but he does have heavy hands and will be dangerous early, although struve has been ko'd before lets not forget he has good kickboxing and very good ground game for a hw.
its kinda funny if you look at their records, both have 5 losses each in their mma careers, struve with 4 tko losses and 1 sub, johnson with 4 sub losses and 1 tko.