Holm will beat Nunes because of her intangibles

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  1. mmmjojo

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    I'm basing this off her loss to Cyborg. I had it 3-2 Cyborg pretty clearly. While she did lose, she wasn't outclassed or overwhelmed. Holly showed a chin and that she's capable of going 5 rounds easily. Her footwork and pace are gonna Nunes fits. Holly isn't gonna knock her out but it's not out of the realm she can out point her. Maybe even a late sub from Nunes gassing.
     
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    I give Holly a VERY good chance to beat Nunes. It is a very favorable matchup for Holly. She is a volume counter striker who thrives off of other fighters aggression.

    She will not stand in the pocket and engage how Cyborg did (if she is wise with he game plan).

    Also, her variety of attack (high/low, boxing, kickboxing) will test Nunez's defensive IQ.

    Holly is no slouch in the clinch and has excellent TDD.

    I would not be surprised by a 3rd/4th round TKO by Holm.
     
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    Yup. Holly is kryptonite for super aggression. She definitely has a chance in this one.
     
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    And on a personal note: I'm anxiously awaiting Holly's weigh in
     
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    Holm will get outclassed by an accurate Amanda slinging bombs and avoiding being walked into Roundhouse kicks.
     
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    I favor Nunes, but Holly certainly has a decent chance at winning. I could see the fight being somewhat similar to Nunes vs Valentina 2, but with Holly probably being more active than Valentina. Nunes really struggled with a good counter striker.
     
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    I was expecting the intangible to be Nunes is going to get distracted by Holm's tiny shorts, then get head kicked KOed.
    ;)
     
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    Holly is never a pushover, and if she's on can even be deceptively nimble and land with pop.

    But it seems like she can be outhustled once she's timed. Shev kept taxing her with a check hook, all night. I think Amanda's hands are the most educated of any wmmartist and her natural aggression shines as a result. Holly will need to be better than she's been since Ronda or else she'll be lucky to see the scorecards
     
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    I actually see Holm winning. She's a natural counterstriker and Nunes has been pretty damn aggressive in all her fights lately barring the rematch with Val.

    I can see Holly sticking and moving plus Nunes not reacting well to not being able to land clean on Holly.

    Holm 49-45. (Nunes wins a round but Holly gets a 10-8 round too)
     
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    One more head kick KO from Holly.

    One more photo in short shorts.

    Retire and twerk off in the sunset.







    Then do some high quality porno please.
     
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    MMA media, the land of promotion...<AckbarTrap>
     
  13. Lando

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    If you're feeling like gambling the holly round 3 4 5 sub and ko is paying like 160 to 1
     
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    Agreed. Can see Holly by Decision more than I can see Nunes by KO. Holly is much more technical than her.
     
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    Nunez will submit Holly
     
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    With a twister
     
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    Here's how it will (should) go. Me as Amanda's corner.

    Come out, sketch it up, lay it on, pour it on,,,, Wham, Shizam, Game over!!!<NoneOfMy> Time < 2 rounds.

    Ronda-cized.
     
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    Holly was struggling and actually losing rounds to freaking Betche but she will beat Nunes.

    <YeahOKJen>
     
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    When's the last time Holm looked good? I mean I could see her EESH EESH ESSH her way to a decision with superior footwork and boxing, but I hope not.
     
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    Holly isn't really known for her pace. She will hish hish with the occasional kick and likely not push Nunes hard enough to test her gas.

    If Holly has her way and can slow the fight down it will likely look like the Valentina fight but less competitive.
     
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