Prime Fedor wins this war. Back in 2005 Fedor's arsenal of techniques was enormous. His hands were sofast and strong. Prime Fedor has a lot of advantages over Daniel Cormier. - faster hands - stronger hands - better ground work - better submission and submission defence - russian hooks - hand traps - off balancing - kicks - body work On the other hand DS has only one advantage over Fedor - wrestling. Russian hooks By turning the fist all the way over when one throws a hook, so that the thumb is down as if one is checking the time, one can assure the punching shoulder rises to protect the chin, and lengthen the hook to an almost straight arm while still connecting with the hard, dense, knuckles rather than the brittle thumb and door knocking knuckles. When he stands to Goodridge's right side while pressing Goodridge's elevated left forearm into his head so that he cannot fire back the left hook from his squared up stance. This kind of thumb down hook is an excellent offensive weapon because it has all the reach of a straight but comes in from the side on an arc. Inexperienced strikers look at these hooks and claim there are large holes to be countered through, but really the holes are very small and exist only as the fist is approaching the centreline - the fastest part of the motion - and not once it has past it. This is due to the punching shoulder being raised to the chin by the over-rotation of the fist. Notice in the punch that Fedor misses at the end of his flurry that he takes it past his centreline, and his right shoulder is elevated. If Goodridge had tried to capitalize on the missed punch he would have only been able to strike Fedor's right shoulder or the top of his skull. Hand Traps The two main hand traps that Prime Fedor used are an inside hand trap and an outside hand trap, and he has used them dozens of times against top competition to land free power punches. Fedor was one of the best at landing power punches off the bat and he approached it in the following way. The inside hand trap consisted of bringing his lead hand across and slapping the opponent's left, lead hand down and outward to Fedor's right, then dipping his head to the left and throwing an enormous arcing straight through the gap. He did this numerous times to Antonio Rodrigo Nogeuira in their third meeting and it was beautiful to watch. The outside hand trap or Zulu is more famous because Fedor has used it to take two wins in under a minute compound time. Tim Sylvia and Zuluzinho (for whom it is named) both lacked footwork and both suffered when Fedor realised this. Throwing his right hand as if to loop an overhand but in fact using the inside of his wrist to slap the opponent's lead glove down, Fedor then follows up with a beautiful left hook. Having removed the opponent's jabbing hand it is impossible for them to fire a counter fast enough to hurt Fedor as he leaps in. By ensuring that his head is on where the opponent's lead hand was, Fedor takes his head away from the opponent's free, right hand. This makes the outside hand trap a much safer entry.