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Fedor>all 04-26-2008 03:56 PM

Damn, I'm having trouble deciding on...
 
Kang vs Mousasi.

Kang hasn't looked so great lately, but Gegard has been putting on some really good performances, with a 7-fight win streak.

My brain says Mousasi, but my gut says Kang! Who are you guys picking, and why?

Shamrock-Ortiz 04-27-2008 06:31 AM

This is definetly a step up in competition for Mousasi, very interested in this fight - if I had to pick then i'd pick Kang based on who they've fought but I wouldn't be suprised with a Mousasi KO.

PrideFan123 04-27-2008 11:24 AM

Same for me F>A! They're both highly skilled and well-rounded, but I think Kang takes this one due to his experience against top competition. From his recent interviews, it sounds like he's taking this fight very seriously which means a dangerous Kang. Cool avatar btw.

loller90278 04-27-2008 04:03 PM

i'm taking gegard because i believe he's a little better on the ground and hes definitely no slouch on the feet. kang just got KO'd pretty bad by akiyama so maybe that'll play a part in him wanting to trade.

the betting lines are good on gegard btw, if someone wants to risk making some cash

Fedor>all 04-27-2008 05:44 PM

Thanks for your opinions guys! This could definitely be fight of the night. Gegard is really good standing, and his ground game has improved a lot. I'd give Kang the experience and ground advantage, but I think if Akiyama gave Denis problems standing, Gegard could knock him out for sure.

After thinking it over, I think Kang will play it safe and win a decision, but I would not be shocked if Gegard pulled off the win via stoppage. Should be a great scrap.

Fedor>all 04-29-2008 03:14 PM

Wow, did not expect that ending at all. :confused03:

Damone 04-29-2008 04:26 PM

Wow, Kang looked bad. Mousasi isn't even that great on the ground, and it seemed like Kang just wanted him to triangle him.

N1 04-29-2008 04:39 PM

where are you guys watching this ?

silvawand 04-29-2008 05:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Damone (Post 533730)
Wow, Kang looked bad. Mousasi isn't even that great on the ground, and it seemed like Kang just wanted him to triangle him.

I wouldn't say he looked bad.

He looked quite good for the majority of the fight, nice 1-2 then a takedown, then a nice sub attempt.

But followed by one of the dumbest things I've ever seen him do, in basically triangling himself, jesus.

He was looking good for 90% of the short fight, but for that other 10% bad is an understatement, that was horrific.

Damone 04-29-2008 05:32 PM

I don't know, but Kang, a solid BJJ guy, shouldn't be caught by bangers. Sure, you can get caught by a rapid sub, but this was not a rapid sub; Kang could've gotten out of it. I don't know, just weird. If he were caught and KO'ed, I wouldn't really mind. I mean, yeah, he got caught, fighters get caught, it happens. But to not get out of an obvious triangle attempt by a guy with little ground skills, wow.


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