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Romero vs Khabib if they were the same size who wins?

Discussion in 'Fantasy Matchup Discussion' started by Bruce Lee666, Jul 29, 2021.

  1. Bruce Lee666 Brown Belt

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    thoughts about who win The fight ?
     
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  2. Young Calf Kick Green Belt

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    Khabib beats every fighter if they fight in the same weight class.
     
  3. SakurabasEar >>>>Gracie Killer<<<< Platinum Member

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    Same size? Romero
     
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    Khabib, wins by UD.
     
  5. pick999 Gold Belt

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    Aren't they almost same height?
     
  6. TARTARA KURZHAAR

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    Romero all day long,
    every day of the week
    and twice on Sunday !
     
  7. NuPakUSA Yellow Belt

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    i would love to see that :)
     
  8. Kvothe_the_kingkiller Brown Belt

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    Romero's world class wrestling never really reared it's head in his MMA career. Don't get me wrong, it was helpful; guys like Tim Kennedy couldn't hold him down, and he was able to move fast after getting someone hurt like he did against Machida, but he didn't really use it to dominate in fights. Whereas Khabib obviously did.

    So could Khabib get a guy like that down and hold him down?

    Ya, probably.

    But mostly, I think Khabib's relentless attack would tire Romero out. Unless he gets KTFO'd in the process of course.
     
  9. HuskySamoan Black Belt

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    Khabib never fought a hard hitting, athletic wrestler. He never even fought a great striker with phenomenal takedown defense.

    His best wins were
    RDA (made a career of crumbling to wrestlers)
    Conor (obviously sus defensive grappling)
    Poirier ( lost to Castillo via wrestling, got Judo thrown all over the cage by Cub, was taken down multiple times by hooker)
    Gaethje (remains to be seen but I suspect he gives up takedowns more often to guys now after we saw Khabib exploit his submission defense)
     
  10. _manhattan White Belt

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    Romero is an Olympian.
    DC was reluctant to fight him towards the end of his LHW run.

    Romero would win.
     
  11. Bruce Lee666 Brown Belt

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    Romero TDD is God tier!!
     
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  12. Kvothe_the_kingkiller Brown Belt

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    You're probably right. I should have specified that he really only expended energy on defensive wrestling.
     
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    Fathead is a few pounds away from MW
     
  14. Koro_11 Gold Belt

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    I'd go with Romero, never seen anyone able to hold him down for more than a few seconds, and in standup position Khabib would get killed.
     
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  15. HuskySamoan Black Belt

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    He takedown defense isn't god tier, the guy got taken down alot, including vs Weidman in that fight. However no ever really was able to control him.

    Unfortunately Yoel's cardio and striking defense were always suspect and while his striking can be tricky due to fighting off rhythm and also very explosive and oddly impetuous attacks and counters he still had low output, usually threw 1 and 2 strikes at a time and put himself out of position a lot. If Khabibs chin held up, he'd probably have a rough first 2 rounds and then begin to take over the fight more from there.
     
  16. MarleyLynx Black Belt

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    Khabib without question. Romero is that size and much more athletic and still didnt put up the performances or legacy. Khabib but with Yoels size would be a god.
     
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  17. alex21cms Brown Belt

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    if he were the same size khaboob would loose to romero , DC , stipe ,Jones , Ngannou and Gane
     

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