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Don't count Woodley out, Matt friggin Brown went 5 rounds with lawler

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  1. D 1 Wrestler Look up to me

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    woodley could very well wrestle his way to a decision and avoid enough damage on the feet to get the win
     
  2. ortizgnp Juice Belt

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    I'm amazed so many are picking Lawler everytime even though he's the split decision king.
     
  3. Enigma87 Red Belt

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    Matt isn't an easy guy to KO, and Woodley has had quite a layoff
     
  4. eiyuu Silver Belt

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    Matt's immortal so . . .
     
  5. D 1 Wrestler Look up to me

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    Matt took very little damage through 4 rounds and he is a slow plodding stand up guy , woodley is sooo much quicker
     
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    Who knows.. Woodley ain't nothing special and Lawler is close to the limits.. split decisions and whatnot last all the damage and wear and tear can show up in any of his fights at this point.
     
  7. WalkenWouldOwn Steel Belt

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    WTF is this shit?

    Matt Brown has never, in 34 professional fights, been finished via strikes.
     
  8. reddhelium Black Belt

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    probably because woodley tends to fade the longer the fight goes, whereas lawler seems to gain momentum.

    i'd favor woodley in a 3 round fight, but since this is 5, i'm going with lawler.
     
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    I honestly can see woodley out wrestling Robbie and winning the fight, but my biased opinion blocks that out pretty quickly. I hope Robbie turns woodley into the same highlight that Nate the great put him on.
     
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    Matt a slow plodding stand up guy?
    I thought he was a fast paced, constant pressure brawler who breaks ppl on the feet.
     
  11. FeelingFroggy Orange Belt

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    I don't have confidence in Lawler, but I have even less confidence in Woodley.
     
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    Weird logic, using Matt Brown as an example of someone that should be put away easily.
     
  13. Rubberchin Red Belt

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    I suspect Woodley hits harder than Matt Brown and Carlos Condit. Still, he looked shit against Rory. If he does win Thompson smashes him imo.
     
  14. Fincher7 Brown Belt

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    Matt Brown is a legit top contender at 170.

    However, I do think people are sleeping on Woodley because they don't like him.
     
  15. D 1 Wrestler Look up to me

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    He's not physically fast, nit even close to sale quickness as Woodley
     
  16. IngaVovchanchyn Plutonium Belt Platinum Member

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    1. Matt Brown and Woodley are radically different fighters. How in the world does Brown vs Lawler shed any light on Lawler-Woodley?

    2. Woodley may in fact try to wrestle his way to a decision, but I don't think it will work well for him. Lawler's TDD isn't perfect, but it's very good, and he is good at getting back to his feet as well. He makes wrestlers work hard, and there is reason to doubt Woodley could successfully employ such a strategy for five rounds or even three.

    3. Imo, Woodley's best bet is relying on his power to get the job done early.
     
  17. D 1 Wrestler Look up to me

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    My point was Matt brown is slow with poor defense and likes to brawl and took little damage for 4.5 rounds
     
  18. IngaVovchanchyn Plutonium Belt Platinum Member

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    There's been a spate of Woodley threads in the last few days and as the fight gets closer, I think people are giving him a decent shot at the upset. I think I agree with you that Woodley is a bit underrated, but Lawler is a tough match up for him imo.
     
  19. chinarice Steel Belt

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    Woodley was easily picked apart by Rory so people picking Lawler to beat him isn't all that crazy. He also hasn't fought in forever and his last match ended in a freak injury.
     
  20. HI SCOTT NEWMAN ✔ Cats are the only hope for planet survival ✔

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    Lawler got beat by Condit and Hendricks in his last few fights, but the judges........................ :confused::confused::confused:

    In saying that I do think he will beat Woodley though, Woodley does fade after 2nd round and he can be very tentative in the striking at times
     

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