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post #21 of 72 (permalink) Old 02-06-2009, 01:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Aaronyman View Post
i like this fight....but i think kongo wins b/c kongo knows when the take guys down and hardonk is way too willing to be on his back for his own good
This is what I think as well

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If Kongo hesitated to stand up with Heath herring, he'll definitely try to take down Hardonk.

Kongo will only stand up with fighers that don't have any stand-up, or he'll just knee you in the balls.
I haven't watched the fight in a while but if Herring bull-rushing you at the beginning of each round means you were hesitant to stand-up then I guess Kongo was hesitant to standup in that fight.

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post #22 of 72 (permalink) Old 02-06-2009, 01:35 PM
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This is a good match up. Both guys like to stand and brawl. I'm taking Kongo by TKO but i'm sure Hardonk will bring it. Hordonk is actually on a 2 or 3 fight win streak right now.

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post #23 of 72 (permalink) Old 02-06-2009, 01:39 PM
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That scared me lol, it cut off the Hardonk. So I thought it was Antonio Nogiera lol.

Good match up though, whoever wins should vault itself into the title picture.

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post #24 of 72 (permalink) Old 02-06-2009, 01:43 PM
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It's an interesting matchup dictated entirely by what the game plans are.

Standing Hardonk has the paper advantage, but doesn't Kongo have quite a bit of reach on him? Someone correct me please if im wrong. Ground i think it's Kongo.

I'm looking forward to this one a lot. These are the fights i like....ones i have trouble picking.

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post #25 of 72 (permalink) Old 02-06-2009, 02:04 PM
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Kongo will take the easily-taken-down Hardonk and pound him out inside of two rounds. Pity because I much prefer Hardonk.

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post #26 of 72 (permalink) Old 02-06-2009, 02:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Aaronyman View Post
what was al-turk?
Garbage. Al-Turk is a pretty bad wrestler with some solid grappling. His striking is terrible (he got rocked my Mark Kerr) But he's not a very good grappler and his shots have always sucked.

Why he was 6-3 in Cage Rage at HW.

Al-Turk is a solid control grappler not a submission guy and when you have no takedown skills being a control grappler is worthless.
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post #27 of 72 (permalink) Old 02-06-2009, 02:58 PM
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Great fight, UFC 97 is shaping up to be a wicked card.

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post #28 of 72 (permalink) Old 02-06-2009, 03:14 PM
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This fight should be great, unless Kongo wants to start proving that he has a ground game some more

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post #29 of 72 (permalink) Old 02-06-2009, 03:19 PM
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Sweet. I've been on the Kongo train for a while.

This is gonna look like a gorilla mauling a dutchmen who took his bananas away.
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post #30 of 72 (permalink) Old 02-06-2009, 03:53 PM
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hardonk will kill kongo... hardonk via 2 rd tko
besides kongo stand up is overrated unlike hardonk high level kick boxing
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