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Old 04-24-2013, 08:24 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Vinny hasn't faced anybody of note yet. His grappling credentials are crazy, but we don't know that much about his MMA grappling. His biggest win is Igor... Vinny also doesn't respond well to being hit. He got finished by a half deflected punch from Bader. Even the few punches Igor landed, Vinny reacted poorly too. Igor just made the mistake of taking him down and paid for it.

Davis has solid BJJ, and excellent wrestling. We haven't seen Vinny's MMA grappling against a guy like Davis. He could very well submit him, but I don't think it's safe to say that if Davis takes him down, it will result in an automatic submission win for Vinny. I think people are banking too much on Vinny's grappling credentials and are forgetting this is MMA where it is a lot different. Who has Vinny beat? He's fought mostly unknown fighters and is still new to the real MMA scene in my opinion. I wouldn't be surprised if Davis got him down and grinded him a little without taking any risks. Davis seems very confident in his ground game against Vinny for some reason. That makes me a little curious.

Standing, it could go either way. You can say Phil has the worst stand up at 205, but Vinny's isn't much better at all and he doesn't have a great chin and like I said, doesn't respond well to being hit.

I think Davis has this. He seems extremely confident and I think it will pay off.
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