Originally Posted by plazzman
It's gonna suck for the MT and Kyo-Kushin guys.
Big time. I really am not liking the rules change. I think that it limits certain styles too much and in turn takes some of the luster out of winning the tourney. I mean, I want to see the best striker win. Not the guy that was the best as long as someone else couldn't use his whole arsenal. I just think that it leaves me with a certain amount of doubt and what-ifs after its all said and done. I hate having what-ifs floating around in my head.
Back on topic though, I'm picking Souwer to take it. I think his road is going to be easier which means he will be less banged up going into the final. Stevelmans seems like a fluffer fight to me so Andy should breeze through that one, seems to be the easiest first round in the tourney. Kyshenko is tough but I see Souwer taking that fight too. In the final Masato is gonna come in more beat up from his fights and I just have a gut feeling that Souwer is gonna take him.
I want Masato to win even though I don't think he will and I will actually be rooting for Kyshenko as my underdog. It would be awesome to see him smoke Souwer and go on to the finals.