Originally Posted by OU
I think Vinny's standup is better then Phil's.
Who has Vinny stood up with that makes you think that though?
Phil had no problem standing with Lil Nog. He never was in trouble once and Nog's TDD kept the fight standing pretty effectively in the first.
Phil's striking is pretty clunky, but he's good at keeping that long distance until he wants to be instantly close for a take-down. He doesn't let opponents get in that middle territory. Rashad knew this and was excellent at exploiting it, which is why he beat Davis. Vinny won't have the striking or explosiveness to close the gap like Rashad did, it'll be Davis who decides where the fight takes place.
I agree that Kongo vs. Nelson will be awful though. Nelson either catches Kongo with an overhand and then crucifies him on the ground, or Kongo holds Nelson against the cage via short grabbing and cage grabbing and groin shots.