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Chris Curtis is out with Covid, mr. Vanzant set to fight Jesus!

Discussion in 'Worldwide MMA Discussion' started by DoctorTaco, Nov 2, 2020.

  1. DoctorTaco Breadhead

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    https://www.google.com/amp/s/mmajun...in-vanderford-now-meets-vinicius-de-jesus/amp

    way tougher fight for Moose but I think he still gets it done.
     
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    Wonder if Curtis retires again
     
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  3. careto Black Belt

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    I would assume Vanderford has a weight advantage given that de Jesus is a natural WW but Vanderford is a rather small MW. So this fight should be Vanderford's coming out party, i'll be rooting for him.
     
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    de-Jesus is a tough customer. This is going to be an entertaining fight
     
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  5. CorninginChristianburg Purple Belt

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    This will definitely test Vanderford's jiu jitsu because I think De Jesus is a 2nd degree black belt. But I think keeping it on the feet may be an even worse idea becaues Vanderford's striking isn't great. We'll see. I still would have Vanderford as the favorte but stylistically De Jesus has a lot going for him that will make this a tougher matchup, probably even than Curtis.
     
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    vanderford subbed the boogie man, his jits is solid. His striking has gotten a lot better since his last fight too. I’m hoping that work translates to the cage
     
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    DeJesus is good, I thought he won his last fight even though the judges saw it differently.

    Curtis was a tough fight anyway though, guy is imo very underrated because he makes himself into a meme with all the retirement stuff but he's a good fighter.
     
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    Wait...you're from portland...

    Do you train at ATT Portland?
     
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    ya. I’m the head striking coach
     
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    I see. Well I hope you're right that there's some improvement. Last two fights have been less convincing on the feet...the fights were very competitive until they went to the ground.
     
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    he and I put a lot of work in together after his last fight and he started really settling into his style. I know the guys in Florida he’s with and I’ve got high hopes for his growth
     
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  12. careto Black Belt

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    Vanderford looked great and his striking continues to improve. He is not just a grappler anymore, he starting to mix it up and set up his take downs with his strikes. Great job coach @DoctorTaco
     
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    Given how thin MW is he should be 2 or 3 fights away from a titleshot, too.
     
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    thanks man. We put a lot of time into his jab before he left for Florida. It’s cool to see him gel so well with the coaches there now. I expect big things out of the kid
     
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    He looked freaking great, his grappling looks sharp AF and his striking continues to improve. I know Eblen, Rosta, Novenyi (maybe because they are up and coming) get all the attention for their grappling but I actually think Vanderford is on a different level. 2021 should be a great year for him.
     
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  16. CorninginChristianburg Purple Belt

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    GJ, his striking looked good. Thought he got the better of the exchanges on the feet, tagged De Jesus a bit, not particularly hard but solid nonetheless.
     
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    I think so too. 10-0 is a huge milestone, especially against the kind of competition he’s faced. I like what he had to say in his post fight interview when asked about a title shot. The guy wants to do it the right way and when he gets his shot there won’t be any doubt he earned it.
    hes a quick learner, maybe the quickest study I have ever worked with. I know it’s a cliche but when I say no one works harder I literally mean in 15 years of combat sports I’ve never seen another human being work harder
     
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