What should Mir's gameplan be for Overeem?

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  1. Colossal Squid**

    Colossal Squid** Green Belt

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    Stakes are very high for Frank in this fight and Overeem is a very dangerous opponent for him. Mir has his work cut out for him - what do you think his gameplan will be?

    Get the fight to the ground: Overeem has good knees, a dangerous guillotine and Werdum couldn't get him down. He's also excellent in the clinch, which is Mir's #1 weakness.

    Maybe new lighter, more mobile Mir should try to stand with Overeem and keep moving and outwork him, avoid toe-to-toe exchanges and look for a takedown later in the fight?
     
  2. jiujitsuforever

    jiujitsuforever Banned Banned

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    dont let overeem kick box and keep his distance, also dont let him clinch, the needs to be aggressive and take him down, but i dont see him being able to at this point in his career
     
  3. Momanjabo

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    Front kick Overeem's face 20 times until it knocks Overeem out

    Stay away from the cage
     
  4. damolol

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    Get injured before and pull out of the fight
     
  5. Grijswaarde

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    1 Get kicked and punched into oblivion and barely survive
    2 Wait for Overeem to gas
    3 Touch his chin

    Seems a legit gameplan so far.
     
  6. 1strikeclothing

    1strikeclothing Silver Belt

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    This is going to be a good fight.

    Both fighters coming off two losses in a row.
     
  7. Cosmahorio

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    Get him to the ground as quickly as he can.
     
  8. OmegaRugal

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    I am a huge Frank Mir fan ... I can only think of him catching Overeem with a big punch as his only chance.

    He can't take Overeem done, he can't out work him in the clinch (Mir's number one weakness) and he can't technically outstrike Overeem other than maybe landing a wild overhand.

    Mir's only chance ... is to stand with Overeem ... ie ... he basically has no chance.
     
  9. ravifreitas

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    Land that overhand in the first oportunity.
     
  10. jimbob27

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    What he did against Kongo might work. Fake the takedown then hammer him with an overhand right.
     
  11. A.A. Riggs

    A.A. Riggs try that on Trish

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    Frank Mir plods forward like he's done. Frank Mir will gas in the first round. Get rocked. Stumble like a clown. But Frank Mir will wait to get lucky.

    Mir always seems to get lucky.
     
  12. Colossal Squid**

    Colossal Squid** Green Belt

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    I agree he's going to have to be very committed to getting the takedown, in the past (for instance against JDS) we've seen him give up and be content to stand but I don't want to see him do that here.

    Even if he's pulling guard or ending up in scrambles he needs to get this to the ground somehow.

    Edit: if Mir forces Overeem to respect the TD and keep his hands lower, as well as if he gets him tired, that will give him more chance for the overhand right or some of his new high kicks, I still think that's Plan B though.
     
  13. ravifreitas

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    lol, you say that like Mir could do it
     
  14. purpleheart

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    This:icon_lol:
     
  15. Andre Xiong

    Andre Xiong Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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    Despite Reem's state of mind lately, Mir is ripe for the beatdown. Mir eats punches for breakfast and has good wrestling at best; even then, he's reluctant to grapple and seems to prefer striking.
     
  16. Silverstar17

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    This. And imo every time Reem gets in the clinch try to pull guard.
     
  17. camL17

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    i'll laugh so hard if Mir knocks out overeem with a front kick to the face or spinning heel kick. If I remember right he was actually pulling a few of those out against Cormier.
     
  18. Yaka Flocka

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    Hit him in the face. He'll just stand there and let Mir blast him, kind of like Overeems last two fights.
     
  19. Litany

    Litany Save your prayers boy...your god doesn't live here

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    Do. Not. Be. On. The. Cage.
     
  20. shator

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    I don't think Mir has much of a chance to repeat what Browne did. I believe his only chance is to somehow get this thing to the ground.
     

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