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Petr Yan's TDD enough to fight off Sterling?

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  1. Snolla Amateur Fighter

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    In a recent interview with Brett Okamoto, Sterling gave away his gameplay of repeated takedowns. Claimed all he needs is one takedown and he is going to keep spamming them. Whether this will happen or is just a bluff? Who knows....

    How's Yan's TDD against good wrestlers? Any examples of it?

    Here's the interview:


    No timestamp. It's about halfway through he actually addresses the matchup.
     
  2. infinite666 Orange Belt

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    Sterlings accuracy is only like 25% I think yan Will be fine
     
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  3. Clementine がうる・ぐら ❤︎

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    Sterling likely gets dropped in late R2
    Not a fan of Yan and I'm rooting for Aljamain so it sucks saying that :confused: :confused:
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  4. smiles mma Brown Belt

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    aljo might try to shoot to too far out in fear of the strikes, but might cause him to get caught by something on the way in our get stuffed and countered
     
  5. Fatback96 Brown Belt

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    What are you taking about 50% is high.
     
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  6. Kono dio da! Giorno's Father

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    You don't need to take someone down to take their back.
     
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  7. surgeyou1 Welcome to the Machida Era...Part Deux

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    Khabibs TD accuracy is 48%. It's a dumb metric to judge someone.

    People are putting Yan in some special untouchable category after only beating old man Aldo and Jimmie Rivera.
     
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  8. Post 2 Decision Gold Belt

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    Yep. Sterling even beat Rivera too.

    Sandhagen is getting hyped to the moon, Sterling finished him...
     
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  9. infinite666 Orange Belt

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    My bad his Tdd is 50% takedown acurracy is ony 25%
     
  10. ignorant MMA fan Brown Belt

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    Yan will be fine. Sterling will know he's fucked once he feels Yan's power.
     
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    UFC 259: Sterling cites ‘Khabib-style pressure’ as he outlines masterplan to dethrone Russian bantamweight king Yan

    UFC bantamweight Aljamain Sterling has referenced “Khabib-style type of pressure” as part of an approach which he believes will lead to victory when he faces Russian reigning 135lbs champion Petr Yan at UFC 259.
    Sterling and Yan collide in a rearranged title match-up in Las Vegas on March 6 with both men on hot streaks.


    https://www.rt.com/sport/516585-ufc-259-sterling-yan-khabib-pressure/

     
  12. TreeOfWoe Blue Belt

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    The real question is, what's Yan going to do if Sterling dabs on him?

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  13. Hellowhosthat Gold Belt

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    I think Yan is more likely to take him down tbh.
     
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  14. Ideanudge Brown Belt

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    Sterling is the first long and lengthy opponent Yan faced, not only that, the first decent wrestler.
     
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  15. dmig White Belt

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    Yan has faced Murad Kalamov (a tall lengthy wrestler with good submissions), Ed Arthur (a tall lanky dude), Teruto Ishihara (a tall lanky dude), Magomed Magomedov (a better wrestler than Aljo with a very similar style).
     
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  16. KID Yamamoto PREMIUM DYNAMITE

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    Magomed being a strictly better grappler than Aljo is a hard sell but hes very very good. He's a fighter who shows that Yan can go 5 rounds in a very grindy fight. Rivera also shot for some takedowns on Yan and his wrestling is no joke.
     
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    Murad is 5'6. Magomed is great but his style is different imo. You need to remember Aljo has long reach and long leg reach on top, which helps him lean back in exchanges.
     
  18. TriangleMonkey Red Belt

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    Dem hands will keep Aldo in place, and eventually will show Aljo’s standup flaws.

    Sterling best shot is jump on him dry, get his back-pack, and pull off a Sandhagen type win early in the 1st. If he cant land that, I think it goes downhill from there for Aljo.
     
  19. Osiris3657 Black Belt Platinum Member

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    I'd be more worried for Sterling being able to withstand Yan's crisp, powerful hands than I would be for Yan fighting off Sterling's takedown attempts
     
  20. svmr_db Purple Belt

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    I'm sure he'll get cracked sooner or later if he keeps spamming takedowns

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