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Is Petr Yan the best striker ever at 135 lbs?

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  1. nick jacoby

    nick jacoby Brown Belt

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    at least in the UFC. Since the start of the division back in 2010-2011... Hard to think of a better striker at 135 lbs. Below is a list of some of the best 135ers in the divisions history.... Seems like Yan is arguably a better striker than all of them. I guess I can see an argument for Dillashaw, a prime Renan Barao, Marlon Moraes... and thats really it...

    TJ Dillashaw
    Renan Barao
    Cody Garbrandt
    Marlon Moraes
    Dominic Cruz
    Aljamain Sterling
    Raphael Assuncao
    Jimmie Rivera
    Eddie Wineland
    Urijah Faber
    Michael McDonald
    John Lineker

     
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    Reign009 Not sure if serious.

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    Too early to tell at this point.

    135 is a good weight class by the way.
     
  3. Andreh

    Andreh Black Belt

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    TJ / Marlon / Yan.
     
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    Davey Crockett Mane, Firmino, Salah

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  5. nick jacoby

    nick jacoby Brown Belt

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    Man I would love to see Yan vs Moraes
     
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    Feardoesnotexistinmydojo Blue Belt

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    135 is really exciting, hate the fact that Cejudo and TJ have held up the titles for a while.
     
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    nick jacoby Brown Belt

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    well who would you pick over Yan?
     
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    MescalineDreams Gold Belt

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    I'd say cody if not for his glass chin

    At least the one we seen against cruz
     
  9. nick jacoby

    nick jacoby Brown Belt

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    Garbrandt is lethal with his hands thats for sure. I would argue that Moraes, Dillashaw and Petr Yan are much more complete strikers by MMA standards.. Though when Garbrandt goes full head movement dance mode it is a beautiful thing to watch. I hope too see him back at 100 % fighting with head movement and footwork like he should be.
     
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    MescalineDreams Gold Belt

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    Yeah fair


    I forgot about dillashaw too actually

    I'd prob go with him as #1, though I haven't really put that much thought into it.

    Petr Yan is legit tho
     
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    nick jacoby Brown Belt

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    Dillashaw and Yan are so good at mixing up their attack. Never know whats coming
     
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    Beherit Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    he might, we need to see more. hopefully he fight for the title next
     
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    He is definitely the best boxer. Plus training in Thailand pays dividends for him
    Still need to see him fight TJ/Cruz/Cody/Marlon/Aljo.
     
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    Hotora86 NMF belt

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    Nah, triple Crap is ducking.
    Yan would take his bum soul.
    [​IMG]
     
  15. shoorik1987

    shoorik1987 Brown Belt

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    Yan is the future champ. By far the best striker, at least on paper. Master of sport boxer with 70+ amateur fights and olympic candidate.

    I don't know if anyone in BW division has better credentials.

    "Where you Triple Clown!? Where you!?"

    #stopthecircus
     
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    Cylence Flying Arlovski Belt

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    I believe Moraes is the more complete striker.

    Shout out to Kid Yamamoto for competing his entire prime as a featherweight, but was really a blown up bantamweight with a massive set of balls.
     
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    How bout we wait till he loses before deciding
     
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    HHJ Fedor Supremacist

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    Petr yan is the shit. His defense is damn good for a guy who comes forward for the entire fight,and he mixes tech strikes in with death bombs. If he was in higher weight classes,hed have ALL finishes with this relentless style. His footwork is also outstanding.
    His forward head hunting reminds me of Fedor at times,but his footwork is next level.
     
  19. Hirashin

    Hirashin World class striking

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    Peter vs Moraes, lets see where he is at
     
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    He said in a recent interview that he probably won't get Cejudo.

    If he can't get Cejudo he would like Sterling or Moraes.
     
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