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Rodriguez vs Esparza...

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by MMAProfessional, May 6, 2021.

  1. MMAProfessional Golden Belt

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    I just re-watched the fight and not too sure how that was a split. Rodriguez had literally zero takedown defense. I think she literally stopped one that was pretty out of range but then Esparza took her down shortly after. Her striking is dangerous but against a wrestler she can't do anything. Her saving grace in that fight to have any success is Esparzas dumb ass decision to go for a leg at the end of rounds. Her corner even told her after the first not to do that again because she was winning the round clearly then she does it again in the second and the same thing happens. Waterson should just force the takedown for an easy win.
     
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  2. Ares Black Asteroid Belt

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    Rodriguez did way more damage and won the first two rounds.

    http://www.mmadecisions.com/decision/11169/Carla-Esparza-vs-Marina-Rodriguez
     
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  3. Orochimaru 大蛇丸 Black Belt Platinum Member

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    God bless you for rewatching a Carla Esparza fight
     
  4. Ace70 V2 Red Belt

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    Esparza vs Joanna
     
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  5. Orochimaru 大蛇丸 Black Belt Platinum Member

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    Oh yeah haha that one's enjoyable

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  6. MMAProfessional Golden Belt

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    Yes, it was very bad. She just controlled her every round and got elbowed. Either way Rodriguez better have closed that hole or she's in trouble.
     
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    Esparza got takedowns and top control but otherwise didn't do anything. Rodriguez did all the damage in that fight.
     
  9. MMAProfessional Golden Belt

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    Maybe but not much. Didn't control where the fight took place. It wasn't like she was smashing her with elbows. Was just landing here and there when Esparza didn't do anything.
     
  10. blaseblah Titanium Belt

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    Strikes and damage are scored before control.
     
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    it's weighed, so a couple of strikes/damage < a ton of control
     
  12. Jinx_AA Brown Belt

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    Esparza is a wrestler .....waterson isn't

    Rodriguez will massacre waterson
     
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    Yea ts is acting like it was a dominant win but it was anything but.

    Also Waterson is nowhere near the wrestler Esparza is. Not sure she could replicate Carlas gameplan.
     
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    No lie, I’m actually a big fan of Esparza…
     
  15. Orochimaru 大蛇丸 Black Belt Platinum Member

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    You're lying
     
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  16. BabyBlue_Bomber Red Belt

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    I’m not.

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  17. JustOnce Always learning

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    Waterson almost always goes for takedown. Like spam takedowns.

    Waterson is so bad, very boring and she's not attractive, not sure why she has so many fans.
     
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