Originally Posted by jonnyg4508
As athletic, explosive, strong that everyone says Bendo is...which is true...he has ZERO chance of finishing Nate. Ben Henderson is becoming a decision machine. His only way of winning this is on the judges scorecards.
I agree, Diaz bros normally don't win a lot of decisions. I'd like to see Ben use a lot of leg kicks on Nate and then go for the take down (Nate Diaz has suspect take down defense). When/if he gets Diaz on his back he has to immediately get to side mount, he can't get himself in Nate's guard.
Ben has great conditioning and I see him pushing the pace in this fight. Ben's M.O. should be takedowns takedowns and takedowns. He has a really good guillotine submission defense and good rear naked choke defense.
For Nate Diaz to win this fight he needs to make sure he using his flurry punches a lot, keeping the distance and not getting take down.
My prediction: Ben Henderson by decision based on conditioning and take downs.