Anyone Picking Joanna Over Valentina?

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  1. Toco

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    by underrated wrestling you mean by when she was getting dominated by peña of all people just to pull an armbar?
     
  2. Strategery

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    I am the worst at picking fights. Picking Val.
     
  3. ufcfan4

    ufcfan4 Can't Andle The Riddum

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    Shev's coasting or failing to engage much in that fight was a bit more understandable in the sense that Nunes packs crazy power she had to mind her ps and qs. The thing is that as talented as Joanna is, she's not a KO artist type so I imagine Valentina, despite her preference for counterstriking, can be aggressive with more impunity if she opts to do so.

    I just hope Joanna comes out strong, looks even better at 125 than she did at 115 and ultimately wins the fight.

    Valentina has some things certainly going for her. She has beaten bigger strikers than Joanna- Holm for instance and she gave Nunes definite problems. She trained extensively with someone who beat Joanna twice in mma. She herself has beaten Joanna three times in kickboxing.

    Also, Joanna is a very savvy defensive grappler. She has great takedown defense, very solid submission defense, and great scrambling ability. But she is not one to initiate grappling while Valentina has showed herself as certainly willing to do so. If the fight isn't going Valentina's way in the striking, she can give Joanna trouble in the sense that she can test the takedown defense or control her in the clinch.

    I'd like to see Joanna land at a higher clip and take a tight decision, but I think Val is rightly the favorite.
     
  4. RonniePickering

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    Double KO would be the best result for both of these whinging losers
     
  5. Tomas

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    Same I want Joanna to win but I think Valentina might be too much

    Idk if I'm crazy for liking Joanna more than Valentina. Everybody here seems to love Valentina and hate Joanna
     
  6. Char Jawz

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    I think Joanna is going to get steamrolled wherever it goes. She doesn't have the power and strength to deal with anything Valentina throws her way.

    I hope she proves me wrong though so we can get an epic WMMA war.
     
  7. TrainableEmu

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    Hes clearly saying theres a zero chance of a double ko. was just trying to clear it up for you not be a dick.
     
  8. Mmaprovost

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    I got Joanna Champion
     
  9. Tacotuesday

    Tacotuesday Banned Banned

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    ll good, I probakpr read it wrong. I have been having some goose tonight
     
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  10. Chad W

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    given how the three muay thai matches went and the fact this fight will likely be entirely contested standing I give joanna little chance. if anything maybe she can sneak three rounds in a decision
     
  11. Kung Fu Tze

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    Nope. Bullet bringing the belt back to Texas...
     
  12. MuayThaiBX

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    I think the only way she possibly wins is that we find out that she has a significant speed advantage and she's able to win a volume based decision. I think it's more likely she is just a smidge faster but Valentina has a significant size/power advantage plus more variety in her striking.
     
  13. neandertal

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    In what way though.. I dont see it. Cant visualise it.
     
  14. IDGETKTFO

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    You have to be a delusional Lord of the Rings fan to bet on Joanna gatekeeper.
     
  15. Paolo Delutis

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    What's Hassan reach?...is that some arabic guy who reaches stuff that's too high for Joanna to get?
     
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    I’d only pick JJ in a dance fight
     
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    Don't have a favorite and don't care who wins, I think Valentina is being over-rated though, I think Joanna wins a decision.
     
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  18. kiki do you love me

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    Will change my pick. Thx
     
  19. Doughie99

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    I'm picking Valentina.

    I just think she's too ferocious for Joanna and as GOOD as Joanna's takedown defense is, I just cannot see Valentina failing to get Joanna on the ground at least some point and then she's gonna bludgeon Joanna.

    Valentina has good trips. She tripped Peña and if Jed ends up on the ground I think it'll be a bloody end in Shev's favor.

    Only way I see Jed winning is a 5round decision win basically volume striking. And she COULD do that.

    But my view is a Shev win by sub or TKO in rd3 or 4.
     
  20. Nightwish

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    Not even Shelob.
     

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