Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Toronto, Canada
Jardine is an excellent tactician, although I feel as though he's over-matched here. Vera has far more tools on the feet, superior Muay Thai and a competent ground game that compliments his striking. Jardine obviously has a style of which could very well aggravate Vera for 15 minutes, which is a great possibility given the notion that Vera hasn't looked impressive since melting Mir two years ago. In the same context, Jardine has looked great against non-aggressive fighters that have been reluctant to push the pace. Vera has never been one to bull-rush his opposition or anything of the kind, but he has the definite skill set to give Jardine problems.
I favor Vera solely because being a tactician and a gamer can only get you so far without having the potent base or thwarting skill in any other facet. But Jardine definitely has the ability to come in prepared to negate Vera's advantages.
Suizida tried to tell me that Jardine's Techno viking monkey style was too much for Vera's overhyped skills but i was to busy nuthugging to listen to 'the truth'