Khabib's wresting vs Mendes' wrestling

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Uncommon Valor, Aug 4, 2018.

  1. Uncommon Valor Super Fly

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2013
    Messages:
    10,156
    Likes Received:
    50
    Location:
    Earth
    Who has the better wrestling? Who's the better grappler?
     
  2. NotoriousMillions 28-1

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2016
    Messages:
    14,310
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Hater's Heads
    Chad is objectively the better wrestler. Khabib is much bigger though, and better at countering transitions.
     
  3. Bumblebeef Black Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2016
    Messages:
    5,346
    Likes Received:
    26
    u say that because conor barely won against chad right?
     
  4. Jordan3399 Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2018
    Messages:
    2,600
    Likes Received:
    79
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Chad is a better wrestler. Khabib is much bigger and a better grappler overall.
     
  5. C0NCH3TO Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2007
    Messages:
    19,430
    Likes Received:
    2,437
    In mma? khabib. Not even close. Plus he is 2x bigger. Mendes is ok but he doesnt have wins against great fighters. He got flattened by Mcgregor, Aldo and Frankie. The only 3 great ones he has fought.
     
  6. Sjb1888 Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2013
    Messages:
    13,813
    Likes Received:
    13
    Location:
    Scotland
    Khabib has better control and gnp, but Chad has better takedowns for me.
     
  7. C0NCH3TO Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2007
    Messages:
    19,430
    Likes Received:
    2,437
    He won, period. There is no such thing as “barely “ when you ko your opponent early. That being said, that win is no indicator at of how good or bad he will do against Khabib.
     
  8. bukofezra Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2016
    Messages:
    1,885
    Likes Received:
    0
    Khabib is better than Chad at everything...and I think he will wrestle fuck the shit out of Conor to the point where it is going to be painful to watch.
     
  9. NotoriousMillions 28-1

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2016
    Messages:
    14,310
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Hater's Heads
    If by barely won you mean leaving him unconscious on the floor, then sure.

    But I don't use emotion to make an analysis like you, I use facts. And the facts are Chad Mendes has better technique in just about every movement in regards to wrestling than Khabib does. Khabib more than anything just overpowers people.
     
  10. Grapplefest Black Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2016
    Messages:
    5,897
    Likes Received:
    1,013
    Mendes is only better at a blast double, Khabib is significantly better at every other aspect of grappling and has 30 pounds on mini Mendes.
     
  11. mirellale Black Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2015
    Messages:
    5,958
    Likes Received:
    779
    Location:
    Bodrum,Turkey
    Khabib doesn't have great wins either.Both Khabib and Mendes' best win is against number 4 ranked fighters.Lamas and Barboza
     
  12. SwiftHennessy Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2018
    Messages:
    537
    Likes Received:
    303
    Location:
    Birmingham, England
    To say mini Mendes’ grappling is levels above Khabib is severely underrating his sambo
     
  13. Dbreiden83080 Andle My Riddum

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2007
    Messages:
    39,244
    Likes Received:
    2,042
    Location:
    Bluffton, SC
    They never fought so we don't know. Mendes is very athletic and has that low center of gravity for great MMA wrestling. Khabib has the better grappling on paper..
     
  14. Bend NvR Break Order to Chaos. Chaos to Order.

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2015
    Messages:
    24,764
    Likes Received:
    2,198
    Location:
    Chicagoland, USA
    Different type of wrestlers. Khabib isn't shooting double legs, singles, knee taps and ankle picks. Mendes is executing trips and throws from the clinch.

    Khabib's wrestling is much suited for MMA. Not to mention his overall grappling is on a different level than Mendes.
     
  15. Homervanderjaz Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2016
    Messages:
    1,847
    Likes Received:
    85
    Can you explain the difference between what you would class as wrestling and what you would class as grappling?
     
  16. SalvadorAllende Interim Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2013
    Messages:
    27,059
    Likes Received:
    4,189
    Location:
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Chad has a powerfull double leg.

    Khabib has way more trips and tds variations.
     
  17. Dbreiden83080 Andle My Riddum

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2007
    Messages:
    39,244
    Likes Received:
    2,042
    Location:
    Bluffton, SC
    [​IMG]
     
  18. Grapplefest Black Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2016
    Messages:
    5,897
    Likes Received:
    1,013
    Pretty sure RDA would destroy mini Mendes...
     
  19. GreatSaintGuillotine You may not like what I say but it's the truth.

    Joined:
    May 14, 2017
    Messages:
    12,355
    Likes Received:
    389
    Location:
    New Orleans
    Chad has better takedown s from the outside and cleaner set ups for those.

    Khabib has the better top game, transitions, limb control, upper body TDs.

    Overall grappling goes to Khabib. Wrestling is debatable, depending on what you value in a wrestler.
     
  20. mirellale Black Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2015
    Messages:
    5,958
    Likes Received:
    779
    Location:
    Bodrum,Turkey
    No shit.Mendes is a natural bantamweight while RDA is a welterweight.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.