Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Toronto, Canada
It won't be predicated on whether or not Koscheck can take him down, that much is clear when comparing Koscheck's shot to Hughes'. However in order to mount any sort of viable offense he'll need to keep Thiago there, which is assuredly a tall order. Hughes' GnP was completely nullfied, while he merely went from guard to side control interchangeably for three minutes.
Thiago's striking can give anyone problems at 170, which is why it would be foolish for Koscheck to keep it there. If he can consistently get the takedown and keep Thiago squarely on his back, he should be able to take a somewhat commanding decision. If Thiago can negate Koscheck's GnP, he should be able to do just enough damage to take a close, but clear decision in his own right.
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'