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Cody Garbrant is literally the Arlvoski of the smaller weights, insane hand speed and power but that chin is glass. Also like Arlvoski looked insane until he won the title and now has lost or been KOed like 5 out of 6 fights. Hopefully for his health/sake he either retires or has a decent career resurgence like AA did, I'm not sure I have ever seen a fall like this in the UFC from a relatively youngish guy.
 

SLAB

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Cody Garbrant is literally the Arlvoski of the smaller weights, insane hand speed and power but that chin is glass. Also like Arlvoski looked insane until he won the title and now has lost or been KOed like 5 out of 6 fights. Hopefully for his health/sake he either retires or has a decent career resurgence like AA did, I'm not sure I have ever seen a fall like this in the UFC from a relatively youngish guy.
Man, I thought he was next big thing level when he beat Cruz. Then Dillashaw broke him.
 
The President of imo a top 3 MMA organization ACA (Russian Org) came into the ring at the start of the 5th round to disqualify both fighters for being passive. The fight was no doubt insanely boring and props to him there is to many fights in MMA that go like this and need to be stopped.
 

SLAB

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I was seriously about to turn that one off a minute into the 5th round. Thought the writing was on the wall for Edwards.
So did commentary!

“He’s a broken fighter, you can tell because he’s not giving his corner any eye contact between rounds.”

“He looks content to take a moral victory by going to the deci- OHHHHHH MY GODDDDDDDDDDDDD!”
 
I have never seen a bigger backfire than on Din Thomas trying to act smart on commentary, lol he's not looking into his trainers eyes so that means it's over lol. He must not have recovered since Mayorga slapped him in the weigh-in for their cancelled MMA vs boxing bout.
 
You must be disregarding the prelims to make a statement like that but, even so... Chimaev at -550 over Holland isn't a mismatch?
What do you mean? When I say mismatch I mean in terms of size Tony and Nate are both 155ers who moved up (170) and Khamzat and Holland are both 185ers who cut down to 170 and DRod and the Leech are both roughly similar 170's (granted D-Rod came in 10 pounds heavier).

In terms of styles make fights yeah Holland and Chimaev is a mismatch but Holland has way better striking and can catch him. I would say right now Holland is a better fighter than Nate overall and is much bigger/more athletic as well. The match up's turned out how they should have been from the start.
 
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Mr. S£im Citrus

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I mean that, on the prelim card, there are three other fights where one fighter is a -400 or larger betting favorite against their opponent, which happens to qualify as a mismatch to me. I didn't realize that you were narrowing your use of "mismatch" to physical size. I didn't even consider the possibility that, in a sport that has weight classes, someone would even find such a definition to be useful.