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Alberto Crane vs. Kurt Pellegrino

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Who else thinks Crane will take this one? In his fight against Huerta, I think Crane showed some great skill. Pellegrino is somewhat local to me (nationally speaking), I would like to see him win, but I honestly think he wont.

What is everyone else's thoughts on this fight and why?

Post #1   11/26/07 8:53:41PM   

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pellegrino will win, he is a great wrestler that can control crane's jiu jitsu, imo pellegrino would beat huerta so i think crane will have a tough time. but i do agree with you that crane has some skills, his bjj is second to bj penn and if he improves his standup and wrestling he could be a future star.

Post #2   11/26/07 9:01:16PM   

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Posted by nickcuc547

pellegrino will win, he is a great wrestler that can control crane's jiu jitsu, imo pellegrino would beat huerta so i think crane will have a tough time. but i do agree with you that crane has some skills, his bjj is second to bj penn and if he improves his standup and wrestling he could be a future star.



From what I have heard, Crane has worked on his wrestling quite a bit, after feeling that the lack of his skill is what gave huerta the win. I disagree with that statement, but if indeed he has worked on his wrestling, this could be a great night for Kurt. I wouldn't think Crane is bold enough to stand up with Kurt, Kurt has some awesome stand up power (hopefully not due to the same reason Franca had his strength).

Post #3   11/26/07 9:58:42PM   

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I think Pellegrino will take this fight, but yes I think Crane will give him some problems. Good matchup.

Post #4   11/27/07 3:17:06PM   

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It'll be an exciting win for Pellegrino. It'll be much like Stevenson/Pellegrino but with a different result, because Crane isn't anywhere near Stevenson's level, and Pellegrino was giving Stevenson fits on both the feet and the ground.

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I was just gonna say watch Pellegrino/Stevenson and you will see why Pellegrino will win. Before that fight, I can honestly say I underrated Pellegrino and saw him as B-level fighter who wont challenge or push most guys, but I was way wrong.

He has great wrestling, great strategy, and tons of heart. He can and will be Crane I think.

Post #6   11/27/07 6:15:42PM