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Which Pettis bro had the better comeback against a karateka?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by ExitLUPin, Dec 4, 2021.

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  1. Anthony over Wonderboy

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  2. Sergio over Kyoji

    44.2%
  3. Can't choose

    16.3%
  1. ExitLUPin K

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    Anthony down 0-2

    Sergio down 0-3

    Wonderboy gets Superman punch KO stiffens

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    Kyoji gets spinning backfist KO stiffens laid out for minutes

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    Exposing the weak defense in the pocket of most karatekas.
     
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  2. andrejxvii Blue Belt

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    Anthony over Wonderboy by far.
     
  3. Ironnik94 Silver Belt

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    Yes
     
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    that backfist didnt even look like it connected, crazy. It was lucky punch imo and Horiguchi destroys him in rematch
     
  5. HuskySamoan Black Belt

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    It hurts when the Gooch gets pounded.
     
  6. surgeyou1 Welcome to the Machida Era...Part Deux

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    Big bro. Wonderboy had never been KO'd, even in like 50 kickboxing matches.
     
  7. CroCopsLHK Brown Belt

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    What are you guys talking about? It was a spinning backfist after a ducked headkick for the world title. I didn't see the fight but if Sergio was down 0-3, that's a much better comeback

    Anthony's was cool as fuck too, but it was a bit more conventional.
     
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  9. JustOnce Itami Yellow Card

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    First thought is WB - Pettis but on a second thought, objectively it has to be lil bro-Guchi

    a) Guchi is a better pound for pound fighter than WB and just as good at striking if not better, but much more well rounded

    b) Guchi was wiping the floor with Pettis for three rounds, whereas WB may have been winning, but Pettis was hanging in there and he came prepared. Sergio looked completely outclassed, and looked as bad as anyone has in a world title fight.

    c) It was for the world title fight won in a championship round over a real world champ in that weight class, validating his previous win.

    d) Anthony is a finisher. Sergio is not, which made that even more unlikely.

    e) It's a better ko.
     
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  10. PrepareForGlory Green Belt

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    And Pettis is known as a decision machine too. It wasn't hard but Horiguchi didn't see it coming at all and that's what did it.
     
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  11. PicoPulse Bellator Shill

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    That headkick rolling off in the position/way it did I think really let him know the spacing was correct
     
  12. JustOnce Itami Yellow Card

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    Gif for reference [​IMG]
     
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  13. Sweater of AV Gold Belt

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    Sergio imho.
     
  14. Grandwizard666 Green Belt

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    Both lose the rematches
    Anthony was getting lit up pretty bad and looked like he didn't even belong in that weight class and didn't even win a single ww fight after right? So I pick him
     
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  15. JustOnce Itami Yellow Card

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    Lucky shots are always debatable in sports, you know, but all I will say is, Pettis looked like a dogshit for the entire fight before that single shot. Likely the worst performance in a single world title fight, at least one of, until that.

    At least Anthony actually put up a decent effort until that superman punch. I wouldn't say he was winning, but he was hanging in there.
     
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    Anthony imo but I really admire Sergio for holding back on unnecessary hammer fists post ko
     
  17. TJ Dillashank Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Sergio was getting dominated 4 and a half rounds and got the KO
     
  18. JustOnce Itami Yellow Card

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    All the credits in the world to Sergio, but I really thought he looked absolutely terrible. But maybe this will galvanize him going forward, and maybe this is a start of better things for Sergio.
     
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    Sergio IMO cause who he did it against a better fighter.
     
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    Sergio was better because at least there was more of a tell what was coming in the wb one.
     

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