That’s who Stephen Quadros believes will defeat Randy Couture this Saturday night at UFC 91. Notable quote:
Mir is known as one of the best submission men in MMA at his weight. Yet Brock was hammering Frank to pieces until an errant blow to the back of Mir’s head caused the referee to step in and restart the fight. Mir capitalized but securing the fight winning kneebar.
While Randy hasn’t proven to be a Mir on the ground (Couture only has two submission in 24 fights, one of them 11 years ago), Lesnar is a completely different animal than Sylvia – he’s FAST, hungry and is a better wrestler than Randy is.
If Lesnar can fight with the abandon that he unleashed in his fight with Frank Mir, combined with the ‘pick your shots’ patience he learned on the job while fighting Heath Herring, he should win this by going by the numbers already established by Ricco Rodriguez and Josh Barnett, both of who won against Couture by TKO – take Randy down, get top position and drill him. But the longer the fight goes however, the harder it will be for Lesnar to do what he does best, put his opponent on his back. Couture is definitely going to want to take this fight into the deep waters of the fourth and fifth rounds. There he will be able to test the chin, cardio and heart of the former pro-wrestler.
It’s hard for me to pick against Randy because he’s bucked the odds so many times in the past. But…I pick Brock Lesnar to win by ground and pound/ref stoppage, most likely in the second round.
This fight has so many variables and such little information. I’m still officially undecided.
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