Originally Posted by MartorDR
Lesnar tackles Couture, and then controls the fight for the rest of the round. Couture is too good to get submitted or knocked out from GNP and Lesnar wins the first round.
Couture will then come to terms how unbelievably strong and heavy Lesnar is to try to out wrestle him. And try to stand up for the rest of the fight.
The only chance Couture has to win this fight is getting a good punch when Brock comes close enough to try to get a takedown. If it really connects, Randy can win.
There is no way Couture will win by decision, period. The ref has to stop the fight after a series of punches.
If Brock's ego
comes into play and tries to go toe to toe with him Randy has a good chance. If Brock wants to become heavyweight champ, he easily can.
I agree with this Its not a matter if Lesnar can take Randy to the ground its when...and if Randy can get up without being seriously hurt.
Randy will not throw any leg kicks, until he knows he can avoid being taken down, Lesnar is just to quick and powerful to risk it. And I'm not convinced that Randy's TDD is enough to even slow Brock down, judging by past experiences (Mir and Heath)
Testing Lesnar's chin is the easiest way for Randy to win in my opinion. I'm hoping that its not as good as it seams. Lesnar's cardio is said to be unbelievable and I would agree, he's not going to get tired unless he makes a mistake. That is Randy's other option of winning Lesnar's inexperience in the octagon, getting caught up in the moment of winning the championship. I know that Lesnar got tons of experience fighting in front of big crowds but winning the UFC title could be different.