What's the Skinny on Jake Rosholt - MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos
UFC The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is a U.S.-based mixed martial arts organization, recognized as the largest MMA promotion in the world. The UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada and is owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC. This promotion is responsible for solidifying the sport's postion in the history-books. UFC is currently undergoing a remarkable surge in popularity, along with greater mainstream media coverage. UFC programming can now be seen on FOX, FX, and FUEL TV in the United States, as well as in 35 other countries worldwide.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-26-2009, 12:52 PM Thread Starter
Seperator88's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: MIDWEST
Posts: 520
What's the Skinny on Jake Rosholt

I don't think i've seen any of his fights, is this gonna be a good match with Leben?
Seperator88 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-26-2009, 01:03 PM
Charles Lee Ray's Avatar
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 977
Probably not. He is a wrestler with limited stand up and not much of a submission game. He is also 0-1 in the UFC (losing via first round submission against Dan Miller) while Leben a lot more experienced at 8-4 in the UFC. It looks like the UFC is trying to give Leben an easy win here.

"Nothing like a strangulation to get the circulation going."

Last edited by Charles Lee Ray; 08-26-2009 at 01:14 PM.
Charles Lee Ray is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-26-2009, 01:13 PM
Any Weight, Anytime...
Jamal's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 447
I dunno dude, ive seen him in a pretty crazy fight in WEC, the guy was landing bombs and messed his face up but he still kept coming

I reckon it will be a good fight

Jamal is offline  
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-26-2009, 01:35 PM
Halebop's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Texan
Posts: 1,487
He's an outstanding wrestler...he's the type of guy that could pull off a Jake Obrien/Herring type victory. He can probably take Leben down at will but with his lack of stand up and Leben's iron chin he has no chance of finishing Leben.

Rusholt took a lot of punishment in his WEC fight but if that had been Leben, Rusholt would have been finished IMO. His opponent who I can't recall and am too lazy to look up is not in Leben's league if that tells you anything.

Before his WEC fight, MMAJUNKIE ran a glowing article on Rusholt as an outstanding prospect ready to make an immediate impact so my expectations were pretty high. He took heavy damage in his victory against a nobody and looked extremely tight and under alot of pressure to perform. I wasn't surprised when he lost his UFC debut because of this.

He is not ready for Leben. Leben has made a place for himself in the UFC and this is damage control for his most recent indiscretion. Look for a HL KO and a lot of thanking the fans, Dana and the UFC, yada yada yada. Hopefully Rusholt will leave on his own two feet.

A groan of tedium escapes me...
Halebop is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-26-2009, 01:37 PM
BrianRClover's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Saint Louis MO
Posts: 2,384
Rosholt wrestling credentials rival that of Lesnar and Koscheck, but he seems to like to stand and trade, no unlike Koscheck as of late.

He ultimately has the ability to control where this fight takes place. But I don't think he can finish Chris.
If this fight goes to decision, chances are Rosholt takes it. If it ends KO or submission, it'll be Leben. The Crippler's ground game is severly underrated.
BrianRClover is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-26-2009, 01:46 PM
Any Weight, Anytime...
Jamal's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 447
Im not looking past him in this fight, it will be a good one IMO.

Leben may have some rust to work off too

Jamal is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome