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Hooker-Felder fight is quite a mystery to me

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by AimedWithV, Jan 22, 2020.

  1. AimedWithV

    AimedWithV Wound in the Force

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    Both fighters like to strike from distance, and strike hard. Both are loooong
    Both can go to takedowns/clinch when in trouble.
    Both are quite durable to strikes (yes, even Hooker, Barboza landed zillion strikes on him before he fell)

    Both haven't been tested yet in championship rounds.

    MMAth with Barboza aside, I think that's a very good matchup. Who you got, how, why and when?
     
  2. tibba

    tibba Blue Belt

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    Got hooker. Standing knee catches Felder on the way in.

    Why ?

    No other reason than I'm on board with the hangman.. Felder is good tho. Pumped for it
     
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    HHJ Fedor Supremacist

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    Same
     
  4. Rorschachxx

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    Both are tough as fuck too. Really hard to decide but I think Hooker keeps him at a distance and wins on points. Will be interesting to see the championship rounds tho.
     
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    AimedWithV Wound in the Force

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    Isn't it exactly what Felder will want as well?
     
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    Davey Crockett Mane, Firmino, Salah Double Yellow Card

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    Hooker is the rangier guy. Felder will be looking to mess him up on the inside with knees and elbows
     
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    spannered Real men don't wear belts

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    Nearly impossible to pick. It makes you want to just sit back and soak it all in.
     
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    Sijara Romero Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Probably putting $50 on Felder for this fight. If Felder wins this and his next fight he could be fighting for the title.

    But my reasoning is because Felder has fought higher tier fighters and actually has held his ground, especially with Barboza.
     
  9. maidana

    maidana Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Felder by dec.
     
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  10. vladimirvlad

    vladimirvlad MMA is my life

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    I think Hooker is in better shape at the moment.
     
  11. Ackmed

    Ackmed Brown Belt

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    Both ducked this man

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  12. wanted226

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    Hooker ( :D !) gets got and it'll be a finish. Felder is too brutal.
    Am sorry if it's not an equal breakdown for you guys.
     
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  13. wanted226

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    <Oku02>This man would've sumbitted both....not.
     
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  14. Lovelyboy

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    Basically felder gets knocked out in the first round
     
  15. Feardoesnotexistinmydojo

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    Fielder lost that last fight against Barbosa despite what the judges said
     
  16. Ufcmaster

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    Hooker waa gassing against Al in that third round. Felder got this
     
  17. BobbyKnucklesStan

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    Hooker is way more technical than Felder. Only reason Barboza beat Hooker is because he fought with a stupid gameplay against the worst stylistic striker for him.
     
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    I would assume that strategists in Hooker's corner would do better job than Duke Roufus, despite Duke being solid.
     
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    It takes a lot to finish Felder but he is happy to go strike for strike with people. I think if he pressured more and actively aimed to stay on Hooker and take space away from him he would have a much better chance than if he stays in kick boxing range and has a back and fourth from there.

    Hooker has looked good but James Vick is chinless and Al is just terrible.

    Same with Felder, Barboza fight was really 50/50 and he couldn't finish a chinless Vick.

    Hooker seems to be at the better camp with guys making big improvements and doing great things so that environment and atmosphere could rub off and give him a boost. Close fight either way, I can't really say who I favour.
     
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    Hooker probably has the more experienced with tricks in this one
     
  21. Gamer007

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    Hooker is gonna make Felder look old.
     
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