Woodley is faster than Thompson and has more powerful hands and kicks

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  1. Diggem

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    I could definitely see Woodley closing the distance and landing something big as he is faster than Thompson. Woodley may well catch Thompson with a unexpected kick. Woodley could take him down and smash him there as well. Woodley has more ways to win this fight than Thompson that is for sure.

    I don't think Thompson is as invincible or unbeatable like his fans think he is. After all Lawler was supposed to definitely beat Woodley with ease as most everybody on this forum thought. I picked Woodley to beat Lawler as well.
     
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    But he would gas soon due to his race
     
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    Itll be a good fight. I think Thompson should be the slight favorite but wouldnt be surprised if Woodley won

    Thompson is amazing at controlling distance. I think hed chew Woodley up on the feet
     
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    An unexpected kick to where?
     
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    If Woodley knocked Wonderboy out cold, the following days on sherdog would be pretty entertaining
     
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    Lawler was barely a betting favorite over Woodley - only -130. I don't know where the perception of him being a heavy favorite come from.

    Maybe it's this forum's favoritism. Lawler is much more popular.

    Thompson will likely be favored over Woodley, but not heavily. Woodley can easily win. The line will be tight.
     
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    well then i guess it's a good thing that precision beats power and timing beats speed
     
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    It's possible he could catch Thompson, however I see Woodley getting pushed back with WB controlling the centre of the octagon. Woodley isn't as effective on his back foot and he could be in for a long, long night.
     
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    Lmao it would be amazing. People talk about Wonderboy like he's the GOAT. It's gonna be Rumble/Gus all over again.

    "fuck woodley, Wonderboy would win 9/10".
     
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    More powerful kicks are you high?
     
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    wonderman will be champ
     
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    His right hand can knock anyone in the division out.

    Same goes for Wobderboys kicks though.

    Will be interesting to see if Tyron wants to stand and trade, or use his wrestling more.
     
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    WB is a ninja though, and a master of distance. Rory tooled twood by technique and game plan. So will WB.
     
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    Woodley was faster than Rory and has more powerful hands and kicks, too.

    I think Thompson is mostly a bad match for Woodley because of the stand up but it's far from a lock. Woodley could definitely crack him or wrestle him down.

    Thompson just has more volume to win rounds and in a competitive fight i would favor his cardio. My biggest question is probably, "how often can Woodley get Wonderboy to the ground, and if he does, how hard would it be for Wonderboy to escape?". I think Woodley could control him from the top but getting him there won't be easy. Wonderboy isn't going to overcommit to a punch and just hand Woodley a takedown, he would work his openings the way Rory did. The way i see it Woodley would have to hit takedowns and land some good punches standing to win a decision. Thompson is known for high volume of strikes and Woodley is low volume and relies on counters so its hard to picture Woodley winning rounds without wrestling or landing a KO punch.
     
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    I do think that Woodley is faster but Wonderboy has better technique and cuts angles better than anyone, it isn't always about spped. Anyway, it should be a good fight and I have Wonderboy via tko in the 3rd after Woodley gasses from punching air
     
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    difference being rumble is a monster, well liked fighter and didn't duck gus
     
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    He was much more powerful and faster than Rory too.
     
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    Timing beats speed, precision beats power
     
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