Originally Posted by MIZjitsZOU
Aoki will have a hard time if he can't get McKee down.
Besides takedowns, what else does McKee do on offense??? Aoki won't have to take him down, McKee will be looking to go there anyway, and when he does, he's getting his arm put on backwards or stepping out for a siesta.
Originally Posted by joeodd2
I think Mcgee is probably one of the best wrestlers in MMA. If Melendez could shut Aoki down, I think Mcgee could too. Aoki's game doesn't seem to really improve much...but who knows?
Melendez used boxing and footwork to avoid the ground game with Aoki, not wrestling. McKee is not even in the same universe as Gil in the stand-up. This match up is tailor-made for Aoki, especially if elbows are banned.
If McKee wants to survive this fight he should watch the Lyle Beerbohm vs Aoki fight and do the exact opposite of what Lyle did--avoid the clinch!!!!!