Is Ubereem vs PRIDE Fedor the ultimate striker vs grappler matchup? Who would win?

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  1. The Blob Banned Banned

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    So obviously both of these guys are well-rounded, and can beat each other both standing and on the mat. I wouldn't be surprised if Ubereem guillotined Fedor or if Fedor KO'd Reem. But Fedor's specialty was his Judo/Sambo and Alistair's was his kickboxing.

    So who'd win between PRIDE Fedor and Strikeforce Ubereem? I believe this is the most intriguing stylistic matchup in MMA history. My pick is Reem via brutal 1st round KO.
     
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    Ubereem no doubt UFC reem fedor
     
  3. Bullitt68 Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    A match-up with those two would only hit the mat after one of them dropped the other. Given Overeem's reach and Fedor's propensity to bull rush people on the one hand and Overeem's chin and Fedor's propensity to put people into orbit on the other, this match-up is less a question of striking versus grappling and more a question of who lands first.
     
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    I am confused as to why this thread was wastelanded so quickly haha
     
  5. Bullitt68 Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Well, it's a fantasy match-up thread, so, technically, this is where it belongs. Personally, I'm a fan of fantasy match-up talk, but rules is rules.

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    Haha sorry mate, I'll be sure to post it straight into the wasteland next time.
     
  7. Bullitt68 Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    No problem. For the record, I'm not the one who moved it. I didn't notice that it had been Wastelanded until after I'd made my post. But yeah, if you're keen on discussing fantasy match-ups like this, then make The Wasteland home ;)
     
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    It would have been the match of the ages.
     
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    It can't be the "ultimate striker vs grappler matchup" when they are both very accomplished in both departments with nearly equal wins via striking as on the ground. I dont see how it can be considered striker vs grappler at all, let alone "ultimate".
    That said, I concede that Overeem is more known for striking despite his 17 submission wins.

    Intriguing matchup. In Affliction, Overeem probably takes it. In PRIDE, Fedor easily. Prime vs prime, Fedor probably takes it anywhere, but might go to Horse Meat a few times if they were to fight 10x.
     
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    Depends surely, on how much horse meat is consumed?
     
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