Rich Clementi Vs. Gray Maynard
Clementi is riding a 6 fight win streak (4 of those wins in the UFC) including submission finishes over Melvin Guillard and Anthony Johnson, two of the better strikers in the Lightweight division.
Maynard is coming off a big win over Frankie Edgar where he looked very impressive. Maynard is an accomplished wrestler who trains with the Xtreme Couture camp. He’s looked better each time he’s been in the octagon.
Both guys are good on the ground, Maynard using his wrestling base to control and ground and pound, Clementi looking to use his Jiu Jitsu skills to control the fight and possibly submit Maynard.
I think Maynard is going to be the stronger of the two and should be able to control Clementi on the ground. However, I don’t think his submission defense is good enough to fend off Clementi for three rounds.
While Maynard’s recent win over Edgar is impressive, I think that matchup was tailor made for him to win. Both of those guys are wrestlers primarily. Neither of them really threaten with any kind of submissions and Maynard was bigger and stronger than Edgar. It was the perfect match for Maynard.
Clementi has a ton of experience and has never been finished in any of his UFC fights. I can only see Gray winning by decision while Clementi can finish the fight on the ground which is most likely where the fight will end up giving both of their backgrounds. It wouldn’t surprise me to see a Unanimous Decision for Maynard either, but I’m going with Clementi via submission.
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Some of these without the writeup and analysis seem retarded. (Maybe even with the analysis and writeup they seem retarded? :P)
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