Edson Barboza Vs Ross Pearson Best Technical Muay Thai Vs Boxing Stand up

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  1. The Art Of War

    The Art Of War White Belt

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    First off if you havent seen this fight make sure to go watch it if, your a fan of technical striking you will love it unfortunatly theres no finish for all you just bleed fans :( lol not that i dont love a good finish myself.

    With all the criticism boxers and muay thai fighters give mixed martial artists striking its nice to see the devolpment of striking in our rapidly evolving sport, guys like michael mcdonald,max holloway,wineland,pickett, renan barao,varner,swanson its good to see both the level of boxing and muay thai rising in the sport.

    someone did a thread before on boxing muay thai match ups in mma before alot of people bought up diaz vs cerrone, kharitonov vs rizzo/ninja , page vs wanderlei/shogun and some others i forgot.

    but if you compare pearson vs barboza to say diaz vs cerrone, diaz vs cerrone was diaz stalking plodding volume punching style boxing which was awesome to watch but not a typical looking boxing style against cerrone whos muay thai some people would say is abit more like western kickboxing than muay thai so to watch it didnt really look so much like a boxer vs a muay thai fighter where as pearson barboza did.

    I think both guys showed the strengths and weakness of both styles and i kno the average nak muay believes muay thai to be a far superior art i dont wanna turn this into a which stand up art is better thread because well be here all day but me personally ima bigger fan of western boxing but i love both styles and think either of them can beat each other depending on the practioner .

    You had edson baraboza trying to maintain kicking distance getting pearson with the low kick and throwing some well timed spinning back kicks not those usual sloppy ones you see in mma and sum good knees too, and with pearson you had excellent head movement darting in and out of the pocket throwing to the body a wide array of punches, good jab. good counters unfortunatetly neither guy landed any devastating shots a testiment to there technical defensive skill rather than lack of offense cause they were going at it !

    Personally i would have given the decision to pearson but it was very close and can see how edsons flashier more diverse striking would impress the judges more but in my eyes pearson edged it .

    Both guys have had recent loses barboza to varner and ross to swanson (both awesome fights) i think both guys will still get alot better and have good potential and if your a fan of good stand up make sure to watch this and there other fights !! sorry for the essay i just loved the clash of styles and i fink its a very underated fight.





    I know that there is technically no pure boxer,thai fighter,jiu jitsu player or wrestler in the ufc as they are all mixed martial artist that use hybrid styles but what we have now are specialists so if a guys is well rounded but he excells at boxing he is basically a boxer in the sport same for a wrestler and so on so fourth unless your a gsp type who is good at everything and never keeps the fight in one particular realm.
     
  2. Mikeyz

    Mikeyz Silver Belt

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    That was a great fight, although i think Pearson got robbed
     
  3. The Art Of War

    The Art Of War White Belt

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    i agree love pearson though he is the most exciting fighter to watch at the moment for me.
     
  4. HaulParris

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    When I read the thread title, I thought they were booked for a rematch. I agree that it was a close, technical fight, and I don't think that Barboza was a clear winner.
     
  5. countswagula

    countswagula Gold Belt

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    I think rounds 1 and 3 were as even as it gets, and Barboza's knockdown in the second was probably what sealed the fight.
     
  6. Patman

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    It was exciting, but there was little defense displayed in this fightm which is half of striking. You can't be considered an elite striker IMO if you only have a good offense while your D is lacking.

    And Pearson's boxing is over-rated. Cub lit him up.
     
  7. Alastair

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    Ross looked slow against Cub possibly due to the weight cut...
     
  8. 36thDisciple

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    Barboza and Pearson are definitely two of the most exciting strikers in not just the division, but the UFC, and the discussion is definitely valid. However, your multiple run-on sentences made that shit pretty hard to read and will impact your thread most likely
     
  9. fandangler101

    fandangler101 Brown Belt

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    Barboza is nowhere near the most technical MT fighter. He has holes all over his game. It was a very entertaining fight, but you're giving the man more credit than he deserves.
     
  10. The Art Of War

    The Art Of War White Belt

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    Not that im disputing what you say but who are the most technical muay thai fighters in your opinion?
     
  11. The Art Of War

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    Pearsons head movement was great, Edsons guard was always up i thought defensivley they both did quite good
     
  12. DanTremlett

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    Nate vs Cerrone is a better example IMO of boxing vs kickboxing.
     
  13. iloveufc123

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    I think MT is better than boxing even though i train boxing, MT fighter punch and kick and are technical.
     
  14. TASTEofmySCYTHE

    TASTEofmySCYTHE Silver Belt

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    Idk about "robbed", it was a close fight where either fighter could have got the nod.
     
  15. The Taxman

    The Taxman Askren P4P #1

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    Every close decision is a robbery. Didn't you know??
     
  16. TASTEofmySCYTHE

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    Yeah that seems to be the trend around here lol.
     
  17. Workaholic

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    I thought Pearson won and deserved the nod but it wasn't a robbery.

    And I think we should get Alvarez vs the Cerrone/Pettis winner to give us a real boxing vs thai display (Yes I'm aware Pettis uses a blended TKD muay thai style don't be that guy)
     
  18. MayhemMonkey

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    really enjoyed that fight also, Im another who think Pearson won.... but it was close so I can understand Barboza getting the decision
     

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