Originally Posted by ebartlett84
Thanks for explaining. I did a little scouting of my own.
Whitely has good knees in the Thai clinch. Establishes distance with a low kick and throws a overhand right hand.
Tough dude, ok at everything (wrestling, standup, BJJ).
Been fighting on the local rodeo saloon/fairgrounds circuit. A little older than the typical UFC debutant. The fights of his I found were all grainy and recorded on cellphones.
Alan Patrick has a limited standup game. He does posses a slick front to the midsection. Loads up on a wide left hand. Powerful but inaccurate. Some spinning Capoira stuff, flying knee. All wild a little wide and telegraphed. Anything with power will come from the left side. Left happy.
Quick, powerful double leg takedowns & body lock trips. Smothering, heavy top-control, relentless GnP, great scrambles.
Will take back.
Can't help but look at the American as a sacrificial opponent. UFC sends these guys down to lose. All to build up what Zuffa sees as future Brazilian draws. Not wrong necessarily.
Jeremy Larsen x2
Nuguette by Unanimous Decision.
Very good point, they'd rather the 10-0 Brazilian get off to a winning start, so maybe Whiteley is the sacrificial lamb.