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How beautiful was it watching Chandler outclass Dan Hooker?

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  1. BRASIL WAND ▓▓▓AMERICAN TOP TEAM▓▓▓

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    Credit has to go to Henri Hooft, the man turns gifted grapplers into striking machines. Such a calming presence for his guys too.


    Most of these UFC bots try to play the range game with lengthy strikers or force sloppy brawls, Hooft didn’t take the bait. He realized he had the superior athlete and trusted in his ability to manage distance and capitalize on openings.

    - Chandlers reactive TD feints to Hookers predictable leg kicks

    - Body work

    - Throwing combos and different speed

    all lullabied Hooker into a false sense of security. He didn’t know Chandler had that extra gear to close distance and sure enough reacted as soon as Hooker stepped back with his guard down.


    Level change shot to the body set up. Beautiful stuff.

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    How impressed were you guys?
     
  2. Jose Beehive No.1 Soldier Of God Gif User

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    Was really impressed, but Dan did look really off.
     
  3. deman Blue Belt

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    Its one of those fights I love because I had no idea what to expect But kinda disappointed. Hooker never even started. Pretty funny that every single journalist on MMA Websites seemed to be picking Hooker though
     
  4. Willek Gold Belt

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    I haven't seen someone run away like that in a big fight since Lawler was scared shitless of Woodley.
     
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  5. Shoden Orange Belt

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    The way he stalked him and closed the distance was impressive.
     
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  6. Broad Blade Black Belt

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    Chandler is the real deal...
     
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  7. BRASIL WAND ▓▓▓AMERICAN TOP TEAM▓▓▓

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    Very astute comparison. Another gifted athlete who knew how to dictate the speed of the fight.



    Woodley also froze Lawler with the level change similar to Chandler.

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  8. Willek Gold Belt

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    So was Houston Alexander.
     
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  9. alex1751 Yellow Belt

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    Just as expected, the man with the broader shoulders won the fight. As for Hooker, his snake looking eyes were a source of great annoyance to me, so yes, it did make me smile.
     
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  10. elwani Instigate, dominate, annihilate

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    Hooker fought like what’s his name against Kimbo.

    Also I feel like that was a right hook to the body which Hooker tried to counter with a left hook before the kill shot.

    I would be willing to buy it if it comes out that there was something wrong with Hooker for this fight.
     
  11. BigDramaShow26 Brown Belt

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    Good win for him. One of those fights where I was worried about backing an opponent t seconds in. You could just tell.
     
  12. Supasalta3000 White Belt

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    Yeah Dan looked really tentitive maybe because he took so much punishemnt againts Dustin. He should have let them hands go from the get go
     
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  13. Sweater of AV Gold Belt

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    Chandler put on a clinic. Great to see him win in such decisive fashion.
     
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  14. HHJ Fedor and Khabib Supremacist

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    I didnt like it. Im a big hooker fan.

    Chandler looked awesome tho.
     
  15. GueseGuy Black Belt

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    Bellator was never the B league. It just looked like that because of marketing and there aren’t a lot of ppl that actually know enough about mma to distinguish that the level is very close. If you think dudes can’t come in from Bellator and merk these UFC guys, then you should probably find another sport. The depth is one thing, but the level at the top is very close. SF proved this and Bellator would prove it again.
     
  16. ThaiSexPills Pulsing tainted viagra

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    I thought Hooker has more fight in him than that. Figured his toughness would get him past that but he got blasted.. whateber, just bleed
     
  17. Haj01 Silver Belt

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    Chandler looked great! Happy for him and honestly I think with his wrestling he'd have the best chance against Khabib than anybody else right now. Not saying he would win, but I think he stands the best chance in LW division at this time.
     
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  18. The Podium Yellow Belt

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    You say Hooker looked off but how else do you propose he fights? I feel like he fought smart. Keep his distance and try and slow down Chandler. Mike was always dangerous early and he just walked him down and slept him. I'm struggling to see how Hooker looked off.
     
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    I wasn't impressed, I expected Chandler to starch him. I'm just happy.
     
  20. The Chosen Black Belt

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    He wasn’t off, he was specifically adopting a more conservative and patient style because he credited his earlier losses to being too willing to engage in brawls. He shouldn’t have been backing up to the cage and instead should have assumed center control.
     

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