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Weidman has faced 9 out of 11 southpaws in his UFC career

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  1. Rebel_LioN Black Belt

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    Anyone find that stat really crazy? Moose will be only his 3rd orthodox opponent he's faced... and the other two were Munoz and Sakara.
     
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    The Chris got this via fighting an orthodox opponent. @IBeLurkin
     
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  3. gevoudane ʇlǝq ʞɔɐlq

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    I'm pretty sure Bongfeldt was also orthodox.
     
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  4. Huligani Resident MMAthematician

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    In hindsight it's still somewhat surprising that he had so much trouble with Rockhold's check hook.
     
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  5. Rebel_LioN Black Belt

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    I actually went back to watch a couple of his fights and he's mostly a southpaw but I can't really confirm 100%.
     
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    without any evidence to back this up, this is something i would kill someone over
     
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  7. Rebel_LioN Black Belt

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    Lol that check hook that Rockhold used to spam. He actually had good timing on it but it was because opponents would be outside of his kicks when they'd charge into his range and he'd hit them with it.

    But it was so predictable that even Bisping figured him out which says a lot about how bad Luke's boxing is.
     
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    Is there an abnormally high amount of southpaws at middleweight? That seems like a ridiculous, and very-nearly unbelievable fact.
     
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    I have a hard time believing this.
     
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    Yep, some guys are well drilled when fighting southpaws. Most arent though
     
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  11. CM 4 Woke up this morning...

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    Moose will kill Teh Chris standing. Moose might lose via wrestling
    Moose is still not my boy
    It's impossible
     
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    The Chris Vs Moose... This fight, I like.
     
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  13. Odoylerules4lyf The Salacious One

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    You know Joe, Rich Franklin actually trained to be a south paw even though he's right handed.
     
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  14. VinceArch Venom in the veins.

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  15. Bend NvR Break Schvchenko coming for that ass

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    So did Robbie Lawler. Could be a MFS thing.
     
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  16. HerpDerp ambitiously unambitious

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    I'm right-handed but have always preferred a southpaw stance. It feels more natural to me for some inexplicable reason.

    Cool thread by the way. As an MMA fan, I should learn to pay more attention to which way guys are standing - obviously a significant factor in any given fight and deserves attention.
     
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  17. streetscience Orange Belt

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    He actually did fight alot of southpaws, and killer southpaws on top of that.
     
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    alot of Brazilians are southpaw. so wouldn't be surprised
     
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    I always thought it was a good idea to get used to fighting from both sides, it gives you twice as many options.
     
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  20. BROWNPRIDE Double Yellow Card

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    He also has not won a fight in a while.
     
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