Originally Posted by Nikkolai
I'm hoping this fight would be very entertaining. Mauy Thai vs Muay Thai. Of course, this doesn't have to happen if Shogun just takes Vera down since Shogun has the better ground game.
Vera's not exactly a slouch on the ground and I'd even wager he's a better wrestler than Shogun.
However, Vera breaks mentally, the guy got knocked down by Eliot Marshall. People can play the "if the stars align" and the "this fight could be great" game all they want, but the reality is unless the beating from Jones and the epic fight with Henderson took too much out of Shogun there's no possible way Shogun loses this fight. Shogun is still an elite fighter at LHW and Vera is borderline top 20.