Originally Posted by Hammerlock2.0
He tore his ACL in May so I'd say February is a good guess.
I think it's a pretty even matchup but I give Cruz a definite edge in grappling. That doesn't mean he will outclass Barao but I don't think Barao's way of winning is by grappling. Not sure who I'm rooting for either, I like them both. May the better fighter win.
Come on man, how can you say that? Cruz is a good wrestler but he's not good enough to get Barao down or hold him there on the odd chance that he does. Second of all Cruz would want absolutely no part of Barao's BJJ, it's no secret that Cruz's weakness is BJJ and Renan is a high level blackbelt.
Renan is just a horrible, horrible matchup for Dominick, it's absolutely ridiculous. I was a little worried before the Faber fight because he's an "unsubmittable wrestler", IMO Faber is the harder fight for Barao than Dominick.
Cruz will bob and weave his way into a high knee from Barao and either be finished with strikes or an armbar or rear naked.