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Benson Henderson vs Gunnar Nelson

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  1. duncan1244 Blue Belt

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    I would personally love to see this fight. Who do you guys think would win and how?

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  2. Croton Purple Belt

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    A few months ago I would have said Bendo. But with Gunnar's improved striking I am leaning toward him now.
     
  3. [email protected]&WW Gold Belt

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    bendo in what would probably be a lack luster fight that takes place primarily on the feet. not a great matchup to make imo.
     
  4. I'd lean towards Bendo. I think he'd mix his striking and takedowns enough to keep Gunnar on the defence and win a decision.
     
  5. GoldenAzazel General Manager of PWD Platinum Member

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    Gunnar wants to fight on the Dublin card and on UFC 194. Bendo has a fight with Alves coming up. If they both win maybe we could see them fight each other at 194.
     
  6. Evangelion Gold Belt

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    Bendo easily
     
  7. anthony stark genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist

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    bendo will anti-grappling him to a decision. he's a way better striker
     
  8. FIMN Black Belt

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    Bendo via decision.

    Still though the fight makes sense so why not.
     
  9. thashiznit White Belt

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    Thatch is also a way better striker than Gunnar. We saw how well it worked out for him.
     
  10. Moral Victory Black Belt

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    Yeah, they'll probably be the same size too :D

    Gunni beat Thatch standing, Bendo couldnt, Bendo got subbed by Pettis, Gunni a better submissionfighter than Pettis.

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  11. MattyPeq Brown Belt

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    Nelson would sub Henderson.
     
  12. KhabibTheBeagle Silver Belt

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    Did Thatch even land a strike on Gunnar?
     
  13. KhabibTheBeagle Silver Belt

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    Bendo by decision.
     
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    I like this match up but I see Benson's wrestling/athleticism giving Gunnar troubles.
     
  15. SouthSide971 Green Belt

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    Bendo by ud
     
  16. MRT Black Belt

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    I would love to see that fight.

    As others have suggested, Bendo is stronger on his feet, Gunnar has the better BJJ (but Bendo's grappling overall is not as far behind as that would suggest).

    I hope Bendo does stay at 170...so many interesting fights there for him.
     
  17. ArtemV Gold Belt

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    But Thatch isn't that great, he is just big, aggressive and undisciplined. I am still not on Gunnar's striking wagon either.

    He tries to hard to be a karate fighter and it just doesn't work. Rick Story beat him standing, so did his previous opponent. He showed he can't adapt well, he looks for the same counter attack each time, a counter right, but is no where near refined aa striker as McGregor is. He is a good grappler, but still needs much work on his wrestling and striking.
     
  18. ArtemV Gold Belt

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    Benson would out work him, he still gassed in one round vs Story and Cummings.
     
  19. Future GOAT McGOAT

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    Gunnar easily.
     
  20. anthony stark genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist

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    very white level response. do you have any idea who Benson Henderson is?
     

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