Ngannou vs HW Rumble Johnson

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  1. Metallicalabran

    Metallicalabran Don't be scared homie!

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    Who wins ??

    It is really a 50/50 chance between the one who connects first?

    Do one of them have better striking ?

    Do you think one of them is better and can find a way to win consistently? (Maybe using wrestling, better fight IQ, some obscure specific strategy or something else)

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    It's gonna be a shit show, like Lewis vs Zenganou
     
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    Rumble panic wrestles and quits.
     
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    If Rumble keeps a lot of his speed I think he's actually a bad matchup for Francis. Francis willl have to respect from his striking and Rumble has a serious wrestling game he can dust off.

    Hard to tell though, AJ looks pretty bloated right now. Pretty incredible to think that he's actually 30 pounds heavier than Francis.
     
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    chardog That's President Donald Trump

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    I dont want to see Rumble devastated like that, Francis is one dangerous guy standing, and Rumble loves to stand too much.
     
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    2014/15 Rumble? I'd take him even at his 205 version.
     
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  8. Metallicalabran

    Metallicalabran Don't be scared homie!

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    Don't you think rumble is a dangerous guy standing too ? I think Anthony has almost as much power in his hands, plus he has kicks, knees and much better wrestling
     
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    NG takes it. He's a true 265+ guy with a massive reach whereas rumble looks too big for his frame.
     
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    Rumble has better all around striking and much stronger wrestling. I’d favor Rumble if he could get down to HW and pass tests. Would be a really fun fight to watch
     
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    We don't know yet how Rumble does at HW. He could be too slow to be significant.
     
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    Metallicalabran Don't be scared homie!

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    He defeated Arlovski at HW ?
     
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    Yeah, but stylistically, they stand and bang. Ngannou is just so much bigger, even a ballooned Rumble isnt on that level, and would be more like Cain's size if they fought. Rumble is pretty decent at HW, did well against AA, but Ngannou is a different beast.
     
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    Rumble power is seriously overrated, he couldn't even ko Arlovski at heavyweight with all those bombs he landed. And rumble naturally is a lot smaller, he looks like a balloon that's about to explode at 250lbs+.
    Ngannou hit a lot harder, longer reach, bigger naturally, taller, way better chin, better heart and is just as fast.
     
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    Rumble is more technical on the feet but Francis has more power. If Rumble can avoid getting hit, he can hurt Francis. I doubt he has more power than Stipe though and Stipe cracked Francis a few times and never hurt him. Rumble would def use his wrestling but I don't think he's a better wrestler than Stipe and I can see Francis having more success w him on the ground and possibly catch him with something. I think Francis has reach, strength and power advantage but it sure would be a fun matchup!
     
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    They've already sparred together and Francis punched through Rumble.

     
  18. Metallicalabran

    Metallicalabran Don't be scared homie!

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    Agree in almost everything, including heart BUT... I think you are overestimating Francis speed. Is easier to look fast against HWs compared to LHWs and...

    I think when the fight stays in the feet, sometimes size is not that important when you are fast and technically better. Rumble could be the Tyson of heavyweight division in the way of being faster and more technical than bigger but slower and sloppy fighters.
     
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    Rumble at heavyweight looks noticeably slower at 230lbs in heavyweight when he fought Arlovski, rumble look faster at Lhw but this is about heavyweight rumble and at his current weight. At his current weight I don't even think hes faster than someone like Lewis
     

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