Palhares is your prototypical "Step-up" in competition.

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  1. BooHD

    BooHD Banned Banned

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    So like the title says i feel like Palhares is a perfect "step-up" in competition for middleweights. He is on an 0-2 skid but everyone knows damn well that he will severely hurt any non contender. Do you guys think he is a gate keeper or one up?
     
  2. Andrewwawa

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    typical*
     
  3. Momentosis

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    I think he's a gatekeeper.


    His leglock game is very dangerous but the guys who can counter it will beat him easy as he really has nothing else.
     
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    He could be cut now, and nobody would be able to complain.

    Still, I think Dana would be smarter if he fed Paul Harris some undercard fighters. He will rip knees again and people will be happy.
     
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    I'm not even sure he qualifies for gatekeeper status. He has good leglocks, that's it.
     
  6. EJRMAN513

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    I actually think Palhares has a pretty good all around offensive game with good wrestling, competant Muay Thai and obviously the Jitz. I just think that defensively, he can be compared to someone like Sokuodjou.
     
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    Id rather fight Anderson Silva. Palhares is a killer.
     
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    he looks cool and like a villain. but he isnt as well rounded as the top guys. i wouldnt complain either way... unless i had a few more beers and wanted to rant on sherdog.
     
  9. Fury

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    People know what he does and there is little to no variation. Not hard to plan for.

    So gatekeeper.
     
  10. Auz

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    Palhares is a very good fighter. Lombard is just a terrible matchup for him.

    He needs to keep working his takedowns cause he really hates getting hit
     
  11. Zachery824

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    Paul Harris is a one trick pony.
     
  12. Malas

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    Gatekeeper.
     
  13. Flemmy Stardust

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    we call that the gatekeeper.
     
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    His all-around grappling game is excellent. You don't go as far as he did in ADCC if it isn't.
     
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    Watch the fight with Dan Miller again.
    It's not that simple.

    PS: don't make jokes about his premature celebration
     
  16. Momentosis

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    Because Dan Miller is the type of fighter who'll be able to take advantage of the fact Paul won't be able to sub him?


    Miller's a weak wrestler/striker with great sub defense and good sub offense. While he can stifle Paul's sub game, he lacks the tools in the other areas to take advantage.
     
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    Well, he will seriously injure any non-contender and loses to every top 10 fighter he faces. He`s a brutal kind of gatekeeper.
     
  18. rosettastoned

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    I was thinking this kind of thing too. I'd rather get KTFO by just about anyone than have him go apeshit on my leg.
     

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