Originally Posted by limba
Henderson's strategy will be: leg kicks, leg kicks, TDs.
Diaz has a history of having problems against bigger, stronger guys, who have a good wrestling game: Rory, Kim, Guida, Maynard.
Henderson falls in the same cathegory.
I give Diaz the advantage in the striking department...but at the end of the day he is no Frankie Edgar, even though his boxing is top notch, he doesn't have the speed that Frankie has, and that was what caused Henderson a lot of problems in his fight against Frankie.
If Henderson is smart, he will take it to the ground and try to use heavy GnP, similar to Rory.
Either way, should be a good fight.
My money is on Henderson.
Wasn't everyone saying that Jim Millers wrestling was going to best Diaz?
Weren't people saying the cowboys kicks and more well rounded striking was going to best Nate?
Unless Bendo wants to play tag and run, which I'm confident he won't, he loses this fight 9/10.
I don't think fans can appreciate just how impressive his dominant victories over Jim Miller and Donald Cerrone were.
Submitting and dominating Miller like that was incredibly impressive and really shown the evolution of Nates elite, world class grappling game.
The cowboy is one of the best strikers in the LW division and Nate absolutely steam rolled him.
Bendo had struggled with Cerrone in the first fight (a fight quite a few people think cowboy won) and had a gruelling fight with Jim Miller, where Nate made light work of him and finished him in the second round.
I admire both fighters, but I'm a Diaz fan through and through. He's taking that belt.