Brandon Girtz is UFC bound for sure

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  1. GinjaNinja23

    GinjaNinja23 Blue Belt

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    13 and a half minutes of that fight were flawless for him.

    He gassed at the end but damn, he made Melvin look like an amateur.

    Dude is fast, got power in his hands, has crazy strength, fast hands (made Guillard look slow) Great wrestling, slick BJJ, and good top control.
    His only problem imo is hes a small LW. He could probably make the cut to 145. He reminds me of Frankie alot. Just a little more muscular.
    People seem to forget Guillard is a legit competitor and is not easy to just dominate. Other than taking some hard shots from Guillard Girtz also held him down which is quite impressive since we all know how explosive Guillard is when he gets put on his back. Overall it was a ufc worthy performance imo.
    Thoughts? Does this guy seem to have what it takes?
     
  2. TheBrownRanger

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    I knew someone would sip the Girtz Kool-Aid after last night. I don't ever want to see him fight again, terrible fight.
     
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    BJPenn2012 Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    I will never forget Derek Anderson nearly killing him
     
  5. thedevious

    thedevious Everyone Is On PEDs Except Me

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    Only got to watch highlights but someone of those punching-to-takedown transitions reminded me of Fedor vs. Nog. Not that I think he's the next Fedor, lol.

    Bellator isn't letting him go after beating their prized free agent signing.
     
  6. EndlessCritic

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    there was only one guy on that card last night who should be in the ufc:

    Brent Primus
     
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    They let McCrory go after beating one of there golden boys brennan ward
     
  8. thedevious

    thedevious Everyone Is On PEDs Except Me

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    True. They'd be dumb to let him go like they let Tamdan go, I should say.
     
  9. TCE

    TCE The Three Piece with the Soda

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    There's a lot of fighters I'd rather see in the UFC from Bellator than Brandon Girtz.
     
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    Worked for Fitch.
     
  11. GinjaNinja23

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    Im not saying hes jesus guys. Hes just a very good, strong, fighter. Hes got tools to be great.
     
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    It wasnt near the level of a Fitch hump session.
     
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    Same here. Im just asking you all think he has what it takes? Hes improving leaps and bounds every fight. The dude has potential.
     
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    He was impressive last night, aside from the gassing and almost losing by turning his back on his opponent. At this point, he needs some refining to make it in the UFC.
     
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    His striking was terrible, he didn't have a great ground game and he gassed. Why would be go to the ufc?
     
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    The description sounds like a good chunk of UFC fighters.
     
  17. biscuitsbrah

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    The striking to slam transitions were lighting fast but that's really about it.
    Honestly Melvin looked quite slow too
     
  18. eseseses681

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    They didn't let McCrory go. He left because he had a very loose contract [one-year, three-fights; they didn't expect him to KO Ward] and he had an opportunity to get out early-- contract renegotiations went sour and they realized, if they didn't release him, he was just gonna burn out that last fight (defeating another one of their guys in the process) and not re-sign. So they cut their losses.
    Girtz has been with Bellator for the last three-years, though, they almost definitely gave him a contract-upgrade to fight Melvin and to main event a card, and, not only is he not really on the immediate doorstep of a title fight (meaning he couldn't just leave and expect to get a UFC contract), but Bellator's got another contender now and they're not gonna just let him go.

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    Also, yes, Girtz is very good. He didn't just "gas" at the end of the fight like people are saying. He knew he was ahead and rode out the last round, cuz' he's a veteran and knows you don't have to dominate 100% of every round to win. Those're two completely different things-- Kanehara did the same thing against Bruce Leeroy, but everyone thought he gassed as well, even though he didn't; he knew he was ahead and decided to coast the last round.
    Girtz also showcased very good southpaw tactics. He used his lead hand to consistently parry Guillard's jab-- Melvin's primary means of initiating effectively-- used great distancing to protect himself, threw his left-straight a lot, and used subtle positioning to consistently keep himself in a safe position (to both attack and defend) and keep Guillard constantly working to get into one. Funfact: of the seven southpaws Melvin's fought since 2006, he's only legitimately defeated four of them. Two of them were Evan Dunham and Waylon Lowe (both good victories), but the other two were Eric Regan and Rick Davis, who held records of 8-7 and 3-0-1, respectively, going into the Guillard fight. The other three were Gleison Tibau (the decision was very controversial and many felt Tibau deserved it), Michael Johnson and, now, Brandon Girtz.
     
  19. tombombadil

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    Looked good in the highlights, that's for sure.
     
  20. Killme

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    I think his hunched up stance compared to Guillard confused him a little.
     

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