Originally Posted by NLBD
Not downgrading KZ's stand-up but the Hominick fight ended that way has more to do with Hominick's fight IQ and game plan in that very fight, I know it sounds stupid but KOing him out doesn't mean KZ's overall striking skillset is better than Hominick's, who is a very decorated pro-kickboxer.
That being said, I believe Olivera and KZ are at least being pull on the striking criteria, but with the pressure KZ put on his opponent Olivera will fade quickly and unable to keep up.
Naw it ain't stupid to say that, I just brought that fight up though more so to highlight KZ's power, especially against Charles's chin. Anyways though, as I stated before along with a poster above, Charles has no proven striking ability and has been known as a submission guy. Every decent striker he's faced he's gotten trounced. Technique wise he hasn't shown me anything impressive. KZ on the other hand put a 4 round beat down on Poirier (a top 10 fighter who out struck Erik Koch I might add) and beat him in every category. I can see people saying something like Charles can maybe catch KZ or something, but there is absolutely nothing that warrants people to say he is a better striker than KZ.