Posted by hippysmacker
Actually Leben was winning that fight against McDonald before he got subbed IMO. Add the fact he Koed the last Santiago the last time he came off a loss and I'll take Leben. I know Starnes did beat Mcdonald previously, but I just have feeling Leben's experience will sow in this one, Might look something like the fight he had against Fiorovanti. Sort of a grind out decision , not overly exciting match.
I think if Starnes can get Leben down he can sub him. But Kalib is no joke standing up. He is a very techinical striker compared to Lebens freestyle.
I can see Kalib doing very well on his feet here. I dont think you can use MMAth to compare the Macdonadl fight of either. Except that is showed that Leben can be subbed. I think Kalib is more likely to take Lebens back in this fight. I wonder if Leben would tap if put in a tight RNC. He didnt tap to Macdonald so i wonder if he is getting skittish or if he remains tough.
My pick is Kalib Starnes by RNC in round 2. Leben' s stand up is just to wild and he will get taken down.