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Rico Verhorven vs. Francis in a standup fight with mma gloves. Who wins?

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  1. PlasticFishBowl Blue Belt

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    Just two juicy boys fighting it out on the feet. Who KOs who?
     
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    Francis sends him to the shadow realm.
     
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    MMA or Kickboxing it doesn’t matter, it’s not like Francis is shooting any textbook takedowns lol.


    I would imagine Rico would have to be favored. Big fellas don’t move like this in MMA.

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    Rico is banished to the shadow realm
     
  5. Prologue in the pit

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    This. And hell, the HW division being what it is, why not book it? Freakshow appeal normally scores big PPV numbers.
     
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    Agreed. Look what Gane is doing with a mediocre kickboxing resume, MMA blowhards act like he’s reinventing the wheel lol.


    Rico is just as big as Gane, more fluid, and far cleaner. He’d have the height advantage on Ngannou and his defense is top notch. He’s also a cardio freak. I think he’d stay behind his signature teep kick and finish Ngannou late in the fight.


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    Francis knocks him senseless.
     
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    Rico's chin won't hold up
     
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    Man who knows. At this point in Rico’s career if Ngannou hit him hed go down. Not sure it would play out like that though. Ngannou has already beat solid kickboxers while using zero grappling in mma. If Rico could get momentum going I imagine he would be able to outclass him I just have a hard time seeing it.
     
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    Only seen Rico a few times but was impressed every time and know he's extremely well regarded in KB. Francis has Ford Escort power and as that was the car I learned to drive in so I'd lean him for personal irrational reasons.

    I just know I'd watch the shit out of that fight.
     
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    Why not? We've seen francis take people down and win via submission. Its not like youd need a perfect takedown to get rico to the ground.
     
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    He’s only really been KO’d once in like 70 kickboxing fights at HW and that was like a decade ago when he was 20 lol… do you know how impressive that is?


    Are MMA fans really this misinformed?


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    The reason the UFC signed Gane after only three professional MMA fights is BECAUSE Glory had extended a contract to him and he was going to take it.

    If his resume was so mediocre why would they offer him a contract?

    Ironically, Brice Guidon who was Ricos first major loss, was knocked the fuck out by Gane <45>

    You are a moron.
     
  14. JonnyBonesPharmacist Green Belt

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    Rico, easily i think
     
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    You don’t believe that. Francis would gas trying to force offensive wrestling. His only submission win in the UFC was against Anthony Hamilton who’s an absolute can and it came off a reversal.

    Look at what Adesanya is doing to fools at MW… he’s on his own level right now. A division with no wrestlers like HW would be ripe for the picking for a high caliber striker.
     
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    You mean like what Gane is doing right now?
     
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    Are you SERIOUSLY trying to compare Cyril Ganes kickboxing creds to Rico freaking Verhoeven????


    Never change MMA casuals…


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  18. PlasticFishBowl Blue Belt

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    yes, Gane is basically a much inferior version of Rico but he’s probably going to be interim champ in a month.
     
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    Thats my point EXACTLY lol.

    Look at what Gane is doing to fools right now at HW… imagine Rico who’s on another planet when it comes to striking.


    Those underpaid out of shape HW’s in the UFC don’t stand a chance.
     
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    Huge kickboxing fan here. And I've seen a ton of Rico fights. He's hittable and I don't think he'd been hit by a guy like Francis. I stand by my statement. I also think he lost to Saki. Great fight either way tho
     
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