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Just watched Reyes vs Oezdemir

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  1. JustBleed69 Touch-Butt Coral Belt

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    This was my first viewing of this fight.

    Some things I noted while watching:

    • As usual, Dan Hardy's commentary was dog shit. He was completely dismissing anything and everything Reyes was doing in the fight and only paying attention to Volkan's attacks. The commentary was especially bad in rounds 2 & 3 where Dom was getting the better of Volkan.
    • Volkan was headhunting a lot while Reyes was varying his attacks to the legs, body, and head in that order of priority.
    • Dom has a good chin and his takedown defense didn't look nearly as bad as some were originally saying immediately after this fight. He looked more caught off guard that Volkan was shooting, but once he got his barrings he fished for underhooks and whizzers quick. Volkan did nothing with the takedowns, Dom stuffed a couple, and when he did get taken down he got up very fast.
    • Overall while I think the fight was close, it was pretty clear that Dominick Reyes rightfully won, 29-28, picking up the last 2 rounds.
    TL;DR
    Hardy sucks, fight was close, Reyes won.

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  2. DeathStroke Purple Belt

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    Didnt watch the fight, but looking at the stats looks like a razor thin win for Reyes.

    One of those wins where you really shouldn't leave it to the judges.
     
  3. TheToqueville Banned Banned

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    It won't be enough, sadly.

    The GOAT by whatever he wants, after barely training the last few months.
     
  4. Melas Chasma Silver Belt

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    Yup, it was exactly like you said TS. Reyes rightfully won a close fight, and the commentary was the reason many people thought it was a robbery.
     
  5. JustBleed69 Touch-Butt Coral Belt

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    I don't expect Reyes to win, but I do think on paper he stands a better chance than a lot of Jons recent opponents. I could be completely wrong and Jon dusts him quick, but that's just how I see it.
     
  6. Guy LeDouche Brown Belt

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    If your fighting that close of a fight with Ozedemir(who I like)
    Than I’m sorry your not ready for a guy like Jon Jones
     
  7. TheToqueville Banned Banned

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    Fair enough. Reyes is a counter striker.... whcih doesn't work for a guy like Jones. He never overextends, and is in full control of his range and distance. The difference here the clinch. Jones' clinchwork will be devastating and will break Reyes spirit. Then comes the wrestling clinic followed by a brutal GNP finish.
     
  8. JustBleed69 Touch-Butt Coral Belt

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    I give Reyes a better chance than most because I think his striking is far better and more well rounded than a lot of his previous opponents, he has good foot work and head movement, he's very good with his back against the fence/behind the black lines, and based on how big he is. But like I said, I don't think that will be enough.
     
  9. ImmigrantMentality Banned Banned

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    Who doesn't have a close fight with oezdimer in that division besides DC who is no longer at lhw or jones who has never fought oezdimer?
     
  10. ArtOfDrowning Lecter Belt

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    Very close fight. Hopefully Reyes improved a lot since then or he has nothing for Jones.
     
  11. Ironnik94 Silver Belt

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    People are overexaggerating the importance of Reyes' performance in that fight in regards to his fight against Jon Jones.

    Volkan is a powerful striker with an extremely good chin who's a tough matchup for everybody who's not a wrestler.

    @JustBleed69 you're right with your assessment of Reyes probably being the worst match up for Jones in a long time.
     
  12. Ironnik94 Silver Belt

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    I'd disagree to an extent, Reyes is great at counterpunching, but he actually puts quite a bit volume out and walks forward.

    (third highest volume in terms of landed strikes at light heavyweight, iirc).
     
  13. Guy LeDouche Brown Belt

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    You kind of just proved my point.
    The only guy who blew through Ozdemir was the former champ, a guy who jones easily beat twice.

    if Volkan and Jones fought fo you really believe he would give Jones a hard time?
     
  14. JustBleed69 Touch-Butt Coral Belt

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    It would prob be one of those OSP like fights where Jones easily wins, on the scorecards but he doesn't look overly impressive in it and turns out to be quite boring. Styles make matchups my dude, and DC wrestles way more than Jones does nowadays.
     
  15. Mahkor Drunkmaster Flex Banned

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    Volkan was robbed and pretty much exposed Reyes.
     
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    I would think he shouldn't but then again imo jones lost against thiago Santos and I think volkan is actually similar to thiago but actually better. Reyes beats both of those guys and probably has a better shot at dethroning Jones than anyone else in the division right now
     
  17. Liverkick-king56 Purple Belt

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    I'd pick Thiago to beat Reyes, he's shown "sloppy" strikes but his power, shot selection and IQ, he's also surprisingly quick would be enough to walk Reyes down and bully him.
    Santos is a beast at 205lb
     
  18. JustBleed69 Touch-Butt Coral Belt

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    - didn't read OP
    - didn't actually watch fight
    - didnt look at stats/ numbers
    - possibly mentally incapacitated
     
  19. BenRichards Brown Belt

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    Styles make fights. Volkan is allergic to grappling, a problem dom doesn't present that DC and jones present in spades. Dom, DC, and volkan have very little in common.

    The closest you have to a common opponent in dom to jones in terms of style and size is gus. So if we're going there. Take prime gus given the ages of dom and jones and match prime gus with current jones
     
  20. Guy LeDouche Brown Belt

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    that’s fair, I agree that It would probably look like the OSP fight. Jones fights to the level of his opponent unless he’s out to prove a point.
    I agree that styles make fights and every fight is different. Yes DC used his wrestling better but it doesn’t mean that Jones doesn’t anymore, look at Gus 2 for example. Hell he outwrestled DC

    However, I still stand by the fact that Volkan Ozedemir has nothing for Jon Jones and would get thoroughly beaten. Wether it be finish or DEC
     

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