Why Couture will dominate Nogueira Everywhere
Posted 08-28-2009 at 06:24 PM by yehia
Updated 08-28-2009 at 10:21 PM by yehia
[I](Randy Couture pounding on Gabreial Gonzaga with
his [URL="http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=4592&zoneid=13"]BROKEN[/URL] left arm).[/I][/CENTER]
[B]Standing up[/B][LIST][*]Couture dominated Tim Sylvia standing up (he knocked him down with the first punch).[*]If outboxed, Couture can take the fight to the ground at will.[/LIST][B]In the clinch[/B][LIST][*]Couture is great at dirty boxing and holding fighters against the fence.[*]Nogueira doesn't have the wrestling ability to take Couture down.[*]Nogueira doesn't mind getting taken down so much.[/LIST][B]On the ground[/B][LIST][*]Two-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu absolute world champion [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronaldo_Souza"]Jacare[/URL] didn't even score in a grappling bout with Couture (Couture outweighed Jacare with 30-40 lbs but he didn't come to the bout 100% and he wasn't pounding on Jacare either).[*]Fedor GnP'ed Nogueira from his guard for the most part of thier first fight, so it's not that impossible to do.[*]Elbow srikes which Couture can use were banned in Pride.[*]Brock Lesnar couldn't hold Couture down.[/LIST]
P.S. [URL="http://www.mmastaredown.com/2009/08/randy-couture-man-to-beat-brock-lesnar.html"]Lesnar is next[/URL].