Anybody else think Joanna is better then Rose, but was just weight drained?

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  1. CombatScience

    CombatScience Blue Belt

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    Technically Joanna is a better fighter then Namajunas...I feel like she was just weight drained, which is why her energy and chin were no good @ 115.

    Who else agrees?
     
  2. Alpha_T83

    Alpha_T83 Purple Belt

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    I agree. I think Joanna is an in-betweener, like Conor McGregor. Joanna's perfect weight class would be 120 pounds, just like Conor would be the king of 150.

    10 pounds between weight classes is too much. A 5 pound weight difference can decide a fight between two evenly matched, elite fighters.

    Valentina is just too big for Joanna at 125. That 5 pound weight advantage is gonna decide the fight IMO.
     
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    Arm Barbarian Steel Belt Platinum Member

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    Maybe, but it's pretty hard to say that with certainty after she went 0 - 2 against her.

    Rose just seems to have her number imo.
     
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    DC would finish Jones at HW.
     
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    Maybe, she seemed pretty sluggish vs her both times compared to other preformances. I still think she won't do any better vs bullet though.
     
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    I wanted Joanna to DUFF her so bad. Tonight we FUCK up another belt.

    Too high to die baby
     
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    Came to say this, joanna has looked amazing in all her previous fights, zero signs of weight issues, i just think rose has her number, i don't think its a coincidence rose is the only person who's head she wasn't able to get into.
     
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    Dropped and finished the first fight

    Clear decision the 2nd fight

    I'm gonna say that's a hard no
     
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    are you fucking kidding me?
     
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    Yup... I'm having WEC flashbacks... Joanna might just be Faber and Rose is Mike Brown in this matchup. Oddly, Joanna breaks her hands in the other fights, and not against Rose. haha.

    It pisses me off this time around too.
     
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    If it had only happened once, then I might agree. But I think Rose has her number (though the second fight was fairly close).

    Having said that, I do think JJ is better equipped to deal with the wrestlers in the division. I think Andrade and Gadelha both control and defeat Rose.
     
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    No.

    The only part of Joanna that has evolved through her MMA career is her takedown defense, her muay thai striking has never changed or been supplemented with techniques from other disciplines to fill in the flaws of her style (which is why she's so easily hit in the face).
     
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    Inn before someone talks about Conor

    Edit: nevermind
     
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    Rose definitely has the mental advantage that's for sure. Joanna seemed insecure the whole time while Rose was just chill. Things like that are very important too.
     
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    ralphus1 Faith and begorrah!

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    So where does she go if she loses to Valentina?

    Boogie Woman running out of weight classes.
     
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    Emjay And again and again and again and ag.. zzzzzzzz

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    Isn't the point of the competition to determine who's better?

    She seemed to have plenty energy in the second fight and still lost.
     
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    after tonight, JJ will be 1 - 3 in her last 4 fights. She is the Chris Weidman of WMMA.

    Where does a 1 and 3 fighter belong in the greats list?
     
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  18. CombatScience

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    You don't think Khabib can make 150
     
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    Her being "weight drained" didn't stop her from picking up 14 other straight victories in a row. <NightKingBringIt>Maybe Rose just has her number. She KO'ed/submitted her in the first fight, went the distance and beat her by decision in the second one. Even if Joanna won a third fight, she'd still lose the series at 2-1.
     
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