why is max such a heavy favorite vs dustin?

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  1. mhyh92

    mhyh92 Green Belt

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    watching round 3 vs ortega... the man got tagged hard and repeatedly. dont get me wrong he put in a dominant performance but still.

    this fight is about as 50-50 as it gets and im even leaving towards dustin a little bit.
     
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    FireKidWS TheMeanStreets

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    50-50?


    <{cruzshake}>
     
  3. Michael LDN

    Michael LDN Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    I have no idea
    Every time i look at this fight it ends with a Dustin finish, most likely Submission
    Don’t sleep on the diamond
     
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    usernamee Brown Belt

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    I think in the Ortega fight Holloway knew he had such an advantage in the striking that he put himself in danger a lot more to be able to apply crazy pressure and land his own strikes. He usually puts himself in danger to land his shots but he really did that vs Ortega because he realized his striking was way better. Against Dustin he wont have the same approach.

    However, a lot of people are thinking the same as you and you might want to put down some money on Dustin at + odds, why not?
     
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    XThe GreatestX Red Belt

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    i suppose dustin has a chance
     
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    Poirierfan Cajun MMA

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    Max should be the favorite considering who he's beat and being a champ and all. Even though I pray Dustin wins, I'm not getting my hopes up. If Dustin should win, me and my boy will be dancing and high fiving for sure.
     
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  7. Michael LDN

    Michael LDN Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    I’d make a thread if I wasn’t carded
     
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    Paulsp Green Belt

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    Max is kinda beating the shit outta everyone whereas dustin is coming out on top in close wars
     
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    betting odds gets it wrong all the time. if one fighter has a title and defenses to his name, it normally creates a huge gap no matter what their skillsets are. just like when Miesha Tate was a betting favorite against Amanda Nunes
     
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  10. Michael LDN

    Michael LDN Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    At a weight division up
    I’m not sure Holloway beats Gaethje or Alvarez
     
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    Cuz Dustin is an emotional wreck and Max ain't 21 no more.

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    Arm Barbarian Titanium Belt Platinum Member

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    It will be interesting to see how this one plays out.

    Max has evolved quite a bit since their first contest, but Dustin also seems to be much better at LW than at FW.

    Should be a pretty wild stand-up scrap.
     
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    XRedStaRx Genetically superior

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    I have it 70-30 Dustin personally.

    But I never saw Max's power translate to 155, so he might surprise.
     
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    blaseblah Gold Belt

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    So you're leaning towards Poirier because Max got tagged a few times in one round of a fight he dominated? Have you seen Poirier's fights? He is constantly getting tagged hard and repeatedly.
     
  15. mhyh92

    mhyh92 Green Belt

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    just like kevin lee wasnt the same kevin lee?
     
  16. mhyh92

    mhyh92 Green Belt

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    no not because of being tagged. but dustin is proven at 155 he fought some top guys and came out on top. plus he already beat max before. dont give me the crap about being 21 years old i heared it too many times vs kevin lee and others. it wasnt a fluke win. this fight will be really close and can go either way but dustin being proven at 55 and already beating max is why i give him a slight advantage.
     
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    mhyh92 Green Belt

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    kevin lee evolved quite a bit aswell supposedly. dustin evolved, they all do. anyway it will be a scrap like you said.
     
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  18. Mixedfights

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    I uave no idea. Max is moving up in weight and Dustin is on a roll. I got Dustin in this one.
     
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    Dustin might surprise everyone. He’s been looking sharp.
     
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    Kaiokenrye24 Brown Belt

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    Poirier is a big puncher and by the looks of his last couple fights has it figured out. He's going to be a mfer
     

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