Originally Posted by Mad Jitsu
Sure, but this isn't a typical striker vs. grappler matchup. Both guys are well rounded and Pettis has a killer instinct. He finishes most of his opponents in the 1st round. 25 minutes is more than enough time to finish his opponent.
I tend to favor the fighter who's more likely gonna win if it goes the distance, but Pettis has that 1-shot capability more so than other strikers at LW.
I'm leaning towards Pettis because Gil has shown a tendency to trade rather than use his base often. He became a better striker, which often leads to neglecting what got him so far. But Gil has the cardio to push grappling for 25 minutes, so it wouldn't surprise me if he did this and won. What would surprise me is Pettis winning via outgrappling him.