How would an Anthony Pettis vs. Edson Barboza fight turn out?

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  1. Sickplicity

    Sickplicity Blue Belt

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    I think I'd give the slight edge to Pettis but Barboza's striking is no joke!
     
  2. BORCAT

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    Barboza would likely head kick KO'd poor Pettis.
     
  3. Steve08

    Steve08 American Fedor Belt

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    Barboza's weakness is boxing which Varner exploited and Pettis would viciously capitalize on, ignoring the fact that he's easily as good a kicker and is better on the ground. So probably not too well.

    Hard hard leg kicks and a spectacular wheel kick KO do not a great MMA fighter make.
     
  4. SowingSeason

    SowingSeason You're no good for me...

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    lol

    Pettis would KO him.
     
  5. OriginMMA

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    Lets not get a head of ourselves and start thinking Pettis is some boxing wizard with his hands. His kicks are world class, but his hands lack tremendously compared to them. As you can see, I'm a huge Pettis fan, but I'm also not delusional.

    That being said, it would be a great fight, but I'll give it to Pettis in the end.
     
  6. Da Kine MMA

    Da Kine MMA Orange Belt

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    EB all day
     
  7. kmacizdabest**

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    Barboza via leg kicks
     
  8. Gluhov

    Gluhov Black Belt

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    seeing as i cant remember the last time pettis even got hit clean in the face, ill go with pettis via destruction.
     
  9. Razor

    Razor can you dig it, sucka?

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    I dunno lol
     
  10. KAZSoliloquy

    KAZSoliloquy 10/10 on Pitchfork

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    Pettis via KO. Edson's a hell of an offensive striker but defensively, he's poop. Unless he catches Pettis with something quickly, he's getting hurt.
     
  11. MMAATHLETE

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    both are top notch athletes but pettis might have the more technicalstriking advantage
     
  12. SODACKER

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    I remember when people thought cerrone and pettis would be a war.
     
  13. Caladan

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    Pettis is going to be super hard to beat standing up. He's just too good defensively.
     
  14. Kb7

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    With somebody out on the floor. I'm thinking Pettis wins but there style is so similar but Pettis ground game is better.
     
  15. HIMBOB

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    This could be one of the most bankable good fights in recent times.


    Pettis would take it 8/10 I reckon.
     
  16. tightrope

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    Barboza getting a bit of hype here. Wasn't too long ago he squeaked one out vs Pearson and now he is ready to take on the champ?
     
  17. MikeLovesTacosX

    MikeLovesTacosX @mikelovestacosx

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    Pettis would probably finish him in the first. Varner style, but with more kicks.
     
  18. drowningidiot

    drowningidiot Green Belt

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    No idea but goddamn would I ever love to watch it.
     
  19. scrap style**

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    No way
     
  20. Gigaton Punch

    Gigaton Punch Gold Belt

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    Barboza has great kicks but Anthony is better at literally every facet of MMA than him.

    He didn't squeak one out. He straight lost the fight and got handed a crap decision. I thought Njokuani beat him too but that fight was closer.
     

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