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Alexander Romanov vs Juan Espino - Hype thread

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Iron Skin, Apr 11, 2021.

  1. Iron Skin Banned Banned

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    Two of the best heavyweight grapplers! They are fighting next weekend on the prelims of UFC Fight Night: Whitaker vs Gastelum

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  2. Carrotman23 Of Rivia

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    I have doubts but I hope the old head Espino takes it
     
  3. JustOnce Always learning

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    Nice. I'm glad to see i'm not the only one pumped about this one. Grappling is HW is too rare imo, but I STILL expect this to end up being a slug-fest. Excited for it regardless.
     
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    Man I wish espino started younger and took mma seriously and went full time because the dude has mega potential. I think espino wins this one but the guy can only have a couple more years of fighting in him realistically
     
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    pumped for this one
     
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    Excited for KING KONG to be in UFC. Bring on the sparks that we were missing! Dreamin boys: KING KONG SUPPLEXES Ngannou and pummels him on the floor! Just dreaming....
     
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  8. Jake Kilcraine White Belt

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    Def an under the radar fight.
     
  9. JustOnce Always learning

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    Buddy not sure if Romanov gets past Espino. Super tough fight.
     
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    if Romanov fights the way he did in his last 3 bouts he walks past this guy from.... Espania.
     
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  11. JustOnce Always learning

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    No he gonna get fucked up if he fights like that. He gonna get taken the fuck down and get choked out. Romanov doesn't have the greatest TDD.
     
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    i'm a sucker for a good scarf lock - espino all the way
     
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    Let's go espino, give to Spain something to be proud of
     
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    Romanov reminds me of the small face meme
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    Romanov is going to run through Espino. He's stronger, has better technique, and isn't 40 years old.
     
  16. JustOnce Always learning

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    Romanov does not have better technique. Romanov is a whilte belt at BJJ, whereas Espino is legit BJJ black belt prob for last few years at that at least. And Romanov is pretty wild. No one knows which one's stronger Espino has been ragdolling everyone who are much younger. I'd think he would be stronger since he's younger by fair bit, but not competely sure.
     
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  18. jk7707 Red Belt

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    Have you watched any of Romanov's fights? The dude is a savage. He may not be credentialed in BJJ but he knows what he's doing on the ground. The athleticism difference is going to be huge in this fight. Romanov is going to do what he wants here and Espino is going to be overwhelmed.
     
  19. Dog Gynecologist Reug Reug Stan Account

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    Espino is being a bit overlooked here i think.

    I like Romano but i don't get why everybody praise his Ground And Pound. He is a good grappler and easily get and keep the mount, but i remember a fight where he landed like a hundred blow to the head from the mount without being able to finish his opponent
     
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  20. JustOnce Always learning

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    Not really. He's a savage against guys who has no clue about grappling. Espino is a better grappler, has a reach on him, more seasoned striker, and much much better BJJ. How do you know who's more athletic? And this isn't athletics, this is fighting. Romanov is more explosive, that's what it is.

    If there's anything about older heavyweights who are grapplers, they age very very well and Espino literally took no damager outside his ko loss TEN years ago.

    I'm on Romanov hype train. I love the guy, but you are delusional if you think this is an easy fight. It's not. It's very tough fight, where I'd lean slightly towards Espino.

    Romanov will not finish Espino on the ground. Espino can finish Romanov.
     
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