SICK fight. Huge fan of both fighters.
I initially picked Diaz, Alves didnt look so good last time out, and I believe that if Nick had that many chances he would have got the sub. BUT Nicks Tds are no where near Storys.(imo)
And now that Ive had time to think about it im going to go back and change it to Alves. Alves is easily the better overall striker. And Diaz easily holds the JJ edge. Its the in between thats interesting.
I think the fight would stay on the feet personally because Alves TDD> Nicks TDs imo.
I could see Diaz peppering Alves to the body and dropping him. And I could see Alves hitting Diaz with a big Punch/Knee. But both wouldnt go completley out. That equals a hella-exciting fight if you ask me.
I think reach and cardio would play a factor, I dont know exact numbers but I know Diaz has a longer reach then Alves lol. And Diaz obviously has the cardio edge.
Shit maybe Im back to Diaz lol. One things for sure, it'd be closer then what people here are thinking. In my respectful opinion.
Originally Posted by end it with a left
I would love to watch this fight and I picked Diaz to win but I could easily see Alves deciding to wrestle with Diaz and grind him for 15 min because lets face it, Alves does have the upper hand in wrestling and I'm not sure that Diaz could sneak a sub in there. If Alves didn't decide to become a grinder for that fight Diaz would take him.
I think this would be the worst case gameplan for Alves myself.
Alves does have underrated JJ defense, but Nicks JJ offense
is just too slick
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