Originally Posted by toddums
Im going to bet on Kongo because of this:
1. Big Nog did not look good in his last fight.
2. Big Nog almost got KO'D my Heath's Kick
3. Kongo has better kicks than Heath.
4. Nog is getting old.
5. Kongo is coming off a dominating performance over Mirko CroCop.
6. Lots of upsets so far this year...
I thought Nogueira looked solid in his last fight. Nice stand-up, good takedowns, nice control, I thought he looked good.
He did almost get KO'ed, but he recovered and came back to pound on Heath. Nog got caught, it happens, but the main thing is that he recovered. He got a little cocky in the stand-up, sure, but I don't think he'll be that stupid against Kongo.
That is true.
He's not really getting old, but he is sort of breaking down a little bit. All that punishment seems to be catching up to him, but he looked pretty sharp in his debut, and could still get the title.
Not really dominating, since Kongo was getting outgrappled by Cro Cop on the ground, and had to knee dude in the balls. Kongo won, no doubt, but it wasn't that dominating. He did, however, kill Mirko's will, so maybe he did dominate in a way.
The upsets are unreal, no doubt about that.
Main thing: Styles make fights.
Nogueira is a grappler. Kongo is a kickboxer with zero takedown defense.
I see Nog owning dude and making him tap in the second round.