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Would Adesanya be able to handle a Prime Sonnen blast double?

Discussion in 'Fantasy Matchup Discussion' started by B-Level, Jun 19, 2021.

  1. B-Level Yellow Belt

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    I think there’s a great chance that UFC 117 Sonnen would run through Adesanya. He would secure an arm triangle in round 3. The chain wrestling would be too much for Izzy to keep up with.
     
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  2. Get To Da Choppa Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    He won't be able to handle a Chael Sonnen double microphone verbal beatdown either
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  3. Aberlour Green Belt

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    Prime Sonnen wins every minute of every round.
     
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  4. Azyy !!!

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    Izzy has way better TDD than Silva and TKOs Chael within 2 rounds.
     
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  5. DoctorDeelon Purple Belt

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    Izzy would get taken down at some point for sure, but Chael didn't have the heart to win, Izzy would have finished him at some point.
     
  6. NationWideNinja Brown Belt

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    Good question, I honestly have no clue how that fight goes. Sonnen also had a iron chin, he could probably take whatever Izzy is able to land.

    Its a shame that after the second Silva loss Sonnen decided to fuck around with his career. Unwinnable fights against Jones and Rashad. Circus fights in Bellator.
     
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    No, absolutely not but Sonnen would find a way to lose like he always did in big fights.
     
  9. FIghtxIQ Brown Belt

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    He was taken down repeatedly by Vettori in his most recent fight. It is his known weakness and I'm sure he's working on it. He's not really offensive off his back and seems to just focus on getting back up. Anderson won because he was able to apply submissions from the bottom, something Izzy hasn't been able to show he is capable of yet.

    His size/height advantage is what makes it harder for him to be taken down and controlled at MW. Fighters his size won't have the size issue and will be able to take him down easier. It'll be a bigger problem when he decides to move up in weight again to challenge for LHW belt where there are more fighters closer to his height and reach.
     
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    Would've been interesting to see, thats for sure.

    See his approach to the fight after losing the first two, which I think that's what it would've happened.
     
  11. Goatenstein Black Belt

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    Sonnen wins UD then fails the pre-USADA test.
     
  12. Reileyb Blue Belt

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    Sonnen would have been able take down and successfully control the fight for the most part, knowing Sonnen though he would choke (or get choked)
     
  13. Stormtrooper85 Red Belt

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    Izzy has zero submission in his MMA career. Has he even tried for a sub in his fights?
     
  14. FreddieRoachsVoice Purple Belt

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    LOL @ people suggesting Izzy by easy KO when Chael had not been KO'd a single time in his career at that point. Chael wins more times than not due to Izzy not being a threat on the ground. The "sport has evolved" bs is lazy and naive. Styles will always make fights and a completely gassed Vettori (who has incredibly predictable takedowns) still managed to get Israel down even late into the fight. Chael was absolutely relentless and would take him down at will
     
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    Vettori went 4/14 on takedowns, and whenever he did take him down Izzy either got up instantly or reversed the position. And MWs are fighters "his size". Izzy's cage weight is around 190-200lb whilst Vettori is 200-210lb.
     
  16. FIghtxIQ Brown Belt

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    He still was able to take him down and LHW fighters would all be 200+ range and taller/bigger than Vettori. Jan isn't considered a high level take down artist and he easily took down and controlled Izzy. Izzy will struggle with fighters his size in striking and grappling. He enjoys a reach/size/height advantage at MW so many will not be able to exploit the holes in his game. At LHW they will be able to. Izzy's striking depends mostly on his reach advantage, his style isn't geared for fighters with similar height and reach. The range he's used to fighting with is versus shorter fighters with less reach. That's why Jan was able to out strike him in their fight, Jan was in range to hit him where MW fighters usually can't because of the size/reach difference.
     

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