Melendez has no chance of beating Pettis

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  1. HandsomeDevil**

    HandsomeDevil** Blue Belt

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    Seriously, I see Pettis by TKO via bodykick. Melendez cannot and does not check leg kicks. Sure his 'jabbing' is good, but Pettis' legs alone would bring him down.

    man.........I just wanna see Aldo Vs Pettis....

    Here's IGNs prediction:
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    *runs to bet life savings on Pettis*
     
  3. Taric

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    Can't kick legs in the clinch. If Gil keeps it close, he can rough Pettis up all day long. If he allows Showtime to sit back and pick his shots, Gil's in for a rough night.
     
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    Exactly this.
     
  5. ShreddinMMA

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    Melendez is one of the toughest and most suffocating fighters in the division. You're selling him REALLY fucking short.
     
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    This is MMA. I cringe every time i read that fighter x has no chance.
     
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    Solid analysis
     
  8. Magnum1978

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    bump senses tingling
     
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    Pettis got blanketed by guida, I am sure Melendez can do the same. Whether he actually can pull it off is up in the air.

    Pettis also may not take being hit super well. he has taken basically no damage in his fights.
     
  10. immy92

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    come on you cant count gil out
     
  11. Steve08

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    Everyone has a chance. Gil is more well-rounded than Pettis and has an advantage in the clinch plus has a chance to win rounds from top guard even if he can't actually pass so as to begin establishing top control. Moreover, he's really tough mentally and is well-conditioned and he just won't stop unless Pettis either becomes the first guy to finish him (hardly unfeasible), or they go all 5 rounds.
    He was dropped by Bart Palaszewski and has taken hard shots beyond that, just because you choose not to take hits doesn't mean you can't.
     
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    Right cause Pettis is more consistent than Gil right?
     
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    Well said. Closing the distance on Pettis is much easier said than done though. Dude controls the range better than almost anybody in the UFC.
     
  14. phillysmoker

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    Gil by better wrestling and top control. Won't be surprised if Gil hurt Pettis on the feet aswell. I expect a very competitive fight between the true best lightweights in the world.
     
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    Top control is not a factor until you have passed the guard, and Gilbert Melendez will not pass Anthony's guard.

    Bear in mind that we say "10-9 based on top control I guess" not because the guy on top was actually crushing and flattening his opponent out from side control, mount or back mount, but rather because we have grown so used to shitbag judges who don't understand grappling handing out free 10-9s to whoever laid in one half of a neutral position.

    It's more an assumption than a statement of fact: that the judges will mis-score the round to whoever was on top just because he was there, as opposed to the guy who actually won the grappling exchanges (see Pettis-Guida, Guida-Hioki).
     
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    My sentiments exactly
     
  17. Chuck Rock

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    Clay Guida.
     
  18. Taric

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    Gil really doesn't have to pass guard to establish his GnP.

    Showtime didn't outgrapple Guida... Hioki did though.
     
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    The one time the guy on bottom should have been awarded. Guida just layed on Pettis, while Pettis landed elbows and numerous sub attempts.
     

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