Hey first post just FYI
So I'm wondering if you guys can help me with this, I'm going to have a little MMA rules sparring match with this new friend of mine and i want your suggestions on strategy and training. To start I'll give you guys an idea of what your dealing with.
I'm 17, just under 6 feet, 170ibs, athletic-lean muscular build (not muscular like, im so skinny i've got definition), great cardio (long distance running), good speed. I've been doing Kuk Sool Won for 6 years, while recently i've been studying MMA with a focus on BJJ because of its focus on ground work that Kuk Sool lacks till upper Dan's. Most of my fights I win by rear naked, gladiator, and kimura submissions, due to a natural affinity towards wrestling, however, i've won one by a side kick to the throat, another by combinations of upper cuts and hooks, and another by a round house to the ribs. The rest of my wins have been Kuk Sool rules and thus very different and less practical.
I think my greatest strengths are my cardio, speed, kicking, and submissions. My weakness is boxing, ive been doing a lot of it recently to hone it, but most my opponents haven't been too tough, so it hasn't helped to much which is why its so awesome i met this guy.
My friends 18, about 6'1, 220 pounds, Bulky muscular build, but with a bit of fat, (I would guess hes a good deal stronger than me), hes done Kuk Sool and kyokushin for a year, taekwondo for two, and MMA for the last two with an emphasis on Mauy Thai. He looks powerful, and though the arts hes taken suggest kicking, he has more of a football player body type. Hes got huge hulk hands though, so im worried about the boxing bit. I would guess im faster than him, and would doubt he has nearly my cardio. His striking power worries me as well as what his training in MMA has taught him and not me.
So my current strategy is to do some out fighting and wait for him to come for me and wear him out, meanwhile we can probably duke it out on kicks, i want skip the punching range to the clinch where i can take him down. I guess if i win it'll probably be by submission as it looks like he has a good chin, I'm worried about the lucky punch, hopefully my speed will work for that though. What are your thoughts???