Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: High Wycombe, England
Rashad Evans - Will he Reign Supreme?
Rashad really went to town on Forrest. Yes Forrest won the first 2 rounds but they were close, it wasn't one way traffic.
Lets be honest, as soon as it hit the ground Rashad was seriosly tooling Forrest, I mean really dominating him, Forrest didn't have a chance. Rashad being an excellent wrestler and Forrests takedown defence yet to be proved I can only assume Rashad would have been able to get Forrest down at some point within the 5 rounds other than this occassion. This tells me that Rashad pretty much had the fight in the bag as long as he could avoid getting KO'd or his leg jacked up by Forrest.
I mean lets analyse Rashad for a second.
Fantastic 1 Punch KO power.
Good head movement.
Great double leg.
Great overall wrestling.
Incredibly calm demeanor whilst fighting.
The only real question mark is his ground game but can you think of any LHW that has good enough striking and wrestling to take Rashad down and good enough jujitsu to keep him there and sub him? I can't.
I can honestly see Rashad reigning supreme at the top of the LHW's for a long long time.
The 2 biggest challenges for him are:
1. Rampage who has a similar style to Rashad but I could see Rashad mounting him and GnPing him to a finish as from what we have seen from Rampage he isn't brilliant off his back.
2. Anderson Silva who is capable of KOing him standing and subbing him off his back.
What do you think? Does Rashad have the ability to remain king of the most talent rich division in the UFC?
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