Originally Posted by DayneFS
Yess, this match definitely comes down to age.
In Matt's prime, he would have outwrestled and beat Fitch on his best day.
But NOW...Fitch takes it because Matt's old. If he wasn't facing Renzo in his last fight, he would have gotten smashed by any striker, and outwrestled by any of the other young, up and coming wrestlers. I think Almeida is going to finish him.
I agree with everything you said but the bold part. Almeida is tailored made for Hughes right now. He is not a strong wrestler or striker so Hughes does not have to worry about being put on his back or getting KOed. On top of all that Hughes' BJJ is probably equal to Almieda's BJJ. At the end of the day one could argue Hughes is better at every aspect of MMA when compared to Almeida.