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Rodriguez Could Have Finished Waterson At 115

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  1. pcbh167 Blue Belt

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    I know people were saying Rodriguez would have an advantage at 125 but she looked like she had less power and stamina.

    Had this fight been at 115 I think Rodriguez would have finished her. She’s a big girl but I really think 115 is the best weight class for her.
     
  2. Yep Purple Belt

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    I think Waterson could’ve finished her at 125 if she noticed how badly she hurt her to the body.
     
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  3. KingBarbozaGOAT Orange Belt

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    its the exact same without a cut. 0 difference if they fought 115
     
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  4. pcbh167 Blue Belt

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    Possibly. Waterson does have way more power at 125.
     
  5. BEATDOWNS Titanium Belt

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    She's a Mom guys show some respect!
     
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  6. Reign009 Not sure if serious.

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    If you thought she had less power and stamina now make her cut an extra 10 pounds.

    That'll help.
     
  7. pcbh167 Blue Belt

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    She seems to have more power and stamina at 115.
     
  8. Reign009 Not sure if serious.

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    Yes, you've said that. That was what I replied to in the first place.

    <{vega}>
     
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  9. pcbh167 Blue Belt

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    My bad! Lol I misinterpreted your post.
     
  10. SovereignPhantom Blue Belt

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    Yeah her coaches dropped the ball in round 5. Messed up her jaw and had her stumbling from a body shot and didn't at least to mix in some TD feints with some real strikes.
     
  11. Yep Purple Belt

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    Her kicks seemed to land different for sure.
     
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  12. Yep Purple Belt

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    Agreed. I don’t think she even noticed how badly she hurt her.
     
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  13. SovereignPhantom Blue Belt

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    I can understand Michelle missing that since she prob was concussed after all the clinch work Marina put on her. But the lack of urgency from her coaches surprised me given they KNEW she had to finish to win.
     
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  14. Ice Hotel Blue Belt

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    Yep

    Waterson sucks
     
  15. TSK Black Belt

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    Waterson finishing somebody?
     
  16. SeverianB Hiding in bushes in the 505. Platinum Member

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    Waterson had a almost 90% finish rate until about 2017.
     
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    Wink is a not a good HC. He also cornered Maurice Greene and you can tell they didn't give him any solid advice about avoid being taken down or try to get up once he was.
     
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    I think she said heading into this fight that she specifically focused on kicking with more power.
    Not sure I agree with that, or that Rodriguez had less power and stamina at 125. Waterson is a small 115 (she's an atomweight really), so 125 was just her not really having to cut weight and she's probably not much better off than she is at 115 in terms of her power (her stamina is great either way). Rodriguez is a big 115, so she definitely benefited from being able to fight at 125, and she'd never fought 5 rounds before so considering that I thought her stamina looked solid. In terms of her power, she's a solid striker but not a big power striker, plus Waterson is very tough and durable. She looked about as powerful and had about as much stamina as I expected her to.
     
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    Avi checks out lol . despite losing she did look good tonight i was surprised .
     
  20. TSK Black Belt

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    Yeah that was four years ago. She hasn’t come close to finishing a fight in her last 9.
     

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