How do you see Al vs Barboza go?

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  1. ViD

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    I feel that Al would have to go for the takedowns and try to keep Barboza down as much as possible. On the feet, Al is a very good matchup for Barboza who will be able to keep the distance and slow Al with kicks
     
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    Barboza doesn't handle pressure well, Al would bring plenty.
     
  3. Hotora86

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    Al via closing the distance, wrestling and unorthodox striking.
     
  4. HughPhug

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    Barboza can finish any guy at LW if he lands, I truly believe that

    But I can see Al sticking it to him in later rounds and getting a stoppage

    I wouldn't be putting money on that fight that's for sure, but I'd love to see it happen

    Are the medical suspensions out yet?
     
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  5. Th3Sav4ge

    Th3Sav4ge "What the fuck is happening!?"

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    50/50.

    either barboza fucks him up or al dogs it out and fucks barboza up
     
  6. Superzorro

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    If Al doesn't exploit Barboza's chin early, then he's going to have some issues. I also don't think Al's offensive wrestling and grappling are enough to pressure Barboza in the ways that Khabib and Lee did. Imo, its definitely a tougher fight for Al than Lee was.
     
  7. LilChuckLil

    LilChuckLil GIF Meistro

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    If Barboza fought like last night he has a great chance against anyone, those liver kicks looked nasty. I felt commentary seemed very biased towards Hooker!
     
  8. kkdbeats

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    Similar to Barboza vs Johnson IMO
     
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  9. JimtheJake

    JimtheJake Undisputed Sh!t Post Champion 2016

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    He was over commiting on his strikes though. Leaving himself open for counters. And Hooker is slow as shit, it suited Edson very well.
     
  10. TapMachine

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    Al doesn't need to grapple with Barboza, he needs to push the pace, move forward and deny Barboza the space needed to land his kicks. Al has amazing cardio, I can see him pressuring Barboza to a decision or TKOing him.
     
  11. frandie2b

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    How I see it ?

    Just.bleed.
     
  12. mxer31

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    great answer. Can never count Barboza out of any fight... and Al is very hittable. Got Barboza in a 3 rounder and Al in a 5
     
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  13. Franklin U.

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    Styles make fights and Al should be looking to fight a current top 3 guy and Edson should be calling Al out every single day.
     
  14. FlyingDeathKick

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    Barboza crushes him imo. Only chance Al has is to land something big.
     
  15. RightToBareKnuckles

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    3 rounds or 5? if 5, i favor Al for sure. but we all know Barboza can finish just about anyone with his leg kicks. definitely not a fight i would bet on!
     
  16. Medulla Omoplata

    Medulla Omoplata Mayberry Comptroller

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    Fun as hell and probably the fight to make.

    Maybe Al won't start the first round trading leg kicks with the best kicker in the game...DAN.... RIP
     
  17. humdizzle

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    Lee and khabib have already laid out the game plan for beating barboza.
     
  18. 45ACP

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    I could see this ending up like Barboza vs Jamie Varner.

    Or I could also see Al getting his legs kicked off or even flatlined by a spinning wheel kick of death.

    Tough to call, but wood definitely watch.
     
  19. Chad W

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    barboza would definitely struggle with Al's pressure but barboza would batter Al's lead leg as he comes forward. intriguing matchup
     
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  20. Human Bass

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    He fought like that because Dan Hooker was dumb keeping the ideal distance to get his legs kicked.
     

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