Maia Prayer Vigil | Page 46

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  1. Ishaq Purple Belt

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    Worst possible match up stylistically for Maia. Woodley will fight the same way he fought Wonderboy. Not engage and stay far from danger. Maia struggled against Masvidal and I just can't see him taking Woodley down.

    1. Woodley's disengaging fight strategy.
    2. Woodley's wrestling background.
    3. Woodley's power and athleticism.

    All the above mean it's going to be a long frustrating night for Maia and the fans.
     
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    Agreed. The major strategy for Maia, I think, has to be to try to frustrate Woodley with point sparring. If he can't win exchanges by point sparring, he won't be able to win the fight.

    He can't slug it out with woodley, and he can't out wrestle a defensive wrestler. But if he stays away from heavy strikes, it's possible to get ahead on the cards and then capitalize if woodley tries to engage.

    Otherwise an ace wrestler with heavy hands is pretty much his worst stylistic matchup.
     
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    This is one of the main reasons I rooted for Wonderboy against Woodley. Wonderboy isn't exactly easy for anyone but I think he was a better match up for Maia than Woodley.
     
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    Maia isn't going to win by trying to suddenly be a different fighter, rather than the best version of himself.
     
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