noticed something in Ngannou vs Reem finish.

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  1. SKITZADACTYL

    SKITZADACTYL Gold Belt

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    so what exactly was reem trying to do with that first " punch " with his right? he goes to throw one and then just kinda stops and lowers it?

    and then he just swings this shitty left arm punch with nothing on it?

    i'm really not one of those guys that thinks UFC fixes fights and i've always shit on everyone that believes that, but i just don't understand what reem was doing.


    and i'm not making excuses because i like ngannou, and i've never liked reem and think it's absolutely hilarious when he gets knocked out.


    all i can think of is that he was panicking and threw his technique out the window, but what was that first punch?
     
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    He shit himself.
     
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    It was certainly a far cry from the straight punch he rocked Stipe with.


    Honestly, Overeem has just been KO'ed so many times it's gotten to him... especially when facing a monster like Ngannou. He clearly had no confidence in that fight.
     
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    Either feinting and looking to counter a reaction or getting stuck between finishing off the punch and pulling back to defend.
     
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    In the moment, adrenaline, that was his reaction. Not much to discuss here.
     
  6. SKITZADACTYL

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    yeah probably, it just looks so fucking weird.
     
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    Th3Sav4ge "What the fuck is happening!?"

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    francis went for a left that landed, then right. overeem ate the quick left, then stopped his own right hand. then overeem went to adjust.


    then the KO.
     
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    He tried to adjust mid combo, got KTFO'd, nothing more to it.

    Edit; his gameplan was shit, I think Ngannou got a bit into his head. Normally he's great at sticking to the gameplan. And he probably underestimated Ngannou's striking a bit. Coming into the fight with his credentials he probably didn't expected a guy with 4 years of training to be so good.
     
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    Weird sequence. Ive said in another thread that I don't think Stipe will put himself in a position like that.

    Smh Reem...
     
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    He wanted Ngannou to move his head into the left
     
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  12. SKITZADACTYL

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    yeah you just usually don't see guys adjust like that, and if they do it usually isn't that awkward looking.
     
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    Funny thing is that Ngannou looked way more hittable in the situation than Reem.
     
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    Do you really think it was confidence, he just rolled off the back of a point win over Werdum and brutal knee KO of Hunt.

    He respected Francis Power, that much was obvious but no confidence i'm not so sure about that.

    I think Alistair thought going in i might have a slight grappling advantage over Francis and when he tied up against the fence he though "what the fuck, he's way stronger than i thought he would be" then he kinda panicked from there and Francis then placed the uppercut from hell on him.
     
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    Good catch actually. Looks very awkward indeed.
     
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    This.

    Reem was just more into his shot when he pulled back on it, kind of looked like he wanted to still make Francis react but mostly load up on the left hook he threw .

    One thing that probably sucks about being that experiened in striking and having been ko'd that many times, Reem probably knew he was fucked once he threw the left hook and Francis rolled with it. I mean from this angle you cant see it but he was looking dead into Francis' face after the hook, he 100% saw the punch coming from Francis but could do jack shit aboot it
     
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    It looked a bit awkward but we can't forget, it's still a fight. You can't really plan what's going to happen.
     
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    That's not a feint, lmao
     
  19. SKITZADACTYL

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    makes me wonder what would have happened if there was anything on that left from reem, instead of a shitty arm punch.

    don't get me wrong, i really love what happened.
     
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    He gets hit all the time in his fights. His inability to bob and weave is not surprising
     

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