Originally Posted by osmium
Cruz will just knee tap him and lay on top of him for half the fight if he starts having too much success standing. I don't really anticipate Barao having any more success than Faber did standing. He will be at a disadvantage when it comes to technique, footwork, and speed.
How do you expect a purple belt to lay ontop of a legit black belt for 5 rounds and not be endangered? Cruz is at a disadvantage on the ground. If he can't beat Barao standing then he's most likely going to lose.
And as I said 18 months ago: Cruz will bob and weave his way into a high knee and the rest is history. Either that or lose a similar UD to the Faber one.
I have $1m credits and a sig bet against LyotoLegion on this fight.