BJ Penn isn't a titleholder :confused05:Would you say BJ's BJJ compliments his boxing or vice-versa?
At any rate, I'd be sick if I was Branch, Harris is probably one of the toughest prospects you could fight stylistically. It's going to take a good, rangy striker to post problems for him stylistically. Gerald doesn't have crisp strikes, but he's got power and athleticism and takedown defense. I'd favor him over Branch.
BJJ is definitely fading out in the evolution of MMA. It really isn't that hard to defend submissions if you know they're coming and this is evident in the recent decline of fights ending in submissions. You will never see a bjj guy sub his way to the top and win a title in this day and age. BJJ defense is still important but offensively its definitely being phased out.