Originally Posted by AudieMurphy1
a better question would be can silvia avoid getting tangled up with monson, can silvia defend against the submission?
Good point. I don't think Silvia would stand a chance on the ground, I just wonder if the reach advantage that Silvia has isn't so extreme that Monson would be unable to close the distance. That's a long way to go on someone who has a at least a little bit of a takedown defense. You're right though, Monson would be free to take his sub as he pleased if it went to the ground, assuming he had the time to work it. I feel it going to a decision.