Posted by tuvok500
WAR Couture !!!
told you lesnar would be favoured to win =P
anyways... I dont think this fight will be determined by the size difference. This fight will be decided by style, strength, and athleticism... and thats why I'm leaning towards lesnar.
Couture's wins over sylvia and gonzaga.. both from an underdog role are why people were all hopped up on couture being a top hw in the world. I was just as excited after the sylvia match as anyone else... and just as impressed by the gonzaga win.
With sylvia... he had been working the same jab, move, sprawl, jab, jab, overhand right, jab, jab, jab, jab........ strategy and seemed really comfortable with the mentality of fighting not to lose. Couture identified that, knew the game plan to take it apart, told dana, asked for the match, got it, and executed.
With gonzaga.. i think it was a more even matchup... despite couture still having a noticable grappling advantage. I still think that fight might've gone differently had gonzaga not had his nose broken. Realistically... how many fighters have had their nose broken as a result of a slam?
In both of these fights, couture was able to pick out weaknesses in his opponents style, and exploit them with a gameplan which was rooted in superior grappling. I'm just not sure i can see this happening with lesnar.
When you compare lesnar's style from his first, to second, to third fight.. there are similarities, but theres also an exponential growth. The guy will always be a beast in size and strength... but now he's fast and can pace himself. I'm not sure if lesnar's style is consistent enough for couture to really get that game plan goin. And how is couture supposed to exploit his grappling advantage over lesnar? how do you out grapple a ncaa div1 champ who is that big, strong and athletic?
I'm really looking forward to seeing what couture comes up with for his game plan, but i'm honestly a little sceptical. And couture's roman greco might be better... but how much better can it be when you're gettin manhandled?