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  • 04-05-2014, 04:35 PM
    1inthechamber
    I know his TD defense is horrible. He's just effective at what he does when he makes his opponent backpedal.

    Im not sure if I've seen Olav fight, but surely if he beat Fedor at Sambo, he should surely be able to take him down. That's almost a given since Johnson has just never bothered to learn some tdd. I just find Johnson's style exciting.
  • 04-05-2014, 03:35 PM
    VimyRidge
    Agreed, he is really one dimensional with holes but he has the punching ability to KO anyone in the heavyweight division.

    Guessing he has been working hard on his take down defence.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fedorlei Gomipierre View Post
    The Del Rosario, Struve and Schaub fights showed how easily he is to take down and get subbed(minding Schaub wasn't hunting for one). When Johnson marches forward, he leaves himself open for the takedown.
  • 04-05-2014, 02:37 PM
    Fedorlei Gomipierre
    Quote Originally Posted by 1inthechamber View Post
    Johnson is by no means a technical guy.He's just a powerhouse that usually gets ppl to backpedal to the cage and he just unloads on them
    The Del Rosario, Struve and Schaub fights showed how easily he is to take down and get subbed(minding Schaub wasn't hunting for one). When Johnson marches forward, he leaves himself open for the takedown.
  • 04-05-2014, 01:25 PM
    1inthechamber
    Quote Originally Posted by Fedorlei Gomipierre View Post
    Ivanov is really damn good, although there are still major questions regarding his longterm potential since he was in a coma for a long time after being brutally stabbed and I don't know if he's as good and on the same trajectory. Since his comeback last fall from a near two year layoff, they've been slowly building him back. He's young and has an excellent core skill set, it's just a matter of how much he lost with the stabbing/coma.....

    There's just such a blatant blueprint on how to beat Johnson and while Ivanov is giving up some major size here but he's stout and as great balance and power, so IMO, a takedown and sub is pretty damn easy takings for Ivanov if he avoids the straight standup within that first round especially.
    Johnson is by no means a technical guy.He's just a powerhouse that usually gets ppl to backpedal to the cage and he just unloads on them
  • 04-05-2014, 12:24 PM
    Fedorlei Gomipierre
    Ivanov is really damn good, although there are still major questions regarding his longterm potential since he was in a coma for a long time after being brutally stabbed and I don't know if he's as good and on the same trajectory. Since his comeback last fall from a near two year layoff, they've been slowly building him back. He's young and has an excellent core skill set, it's just a matter of how much he lost with the stabbing/coma.....

    There's just such a blatant blueprint on how to beat Johnson and while Ivanov is giving up some major size here but he's stout and as great balance and power, so IMO, a takedown and sub is pretty damn easy takings for Ivanov if he avoids the straight standup within that first round especially.
  • 04-05-2014, 11:03 AM
    1inthechamber
    Quote Originally Posted by VimyRidge View Post
    First 3 rounds of main of event were good. 4th was pretty boring, Kongo sitting on Minakov and then the 5th Minakov took Kongo down in first few seconds and had full mount for most of it (if I am remembering it correctly).

    I thought Minakov was done at one point, looked dead tired, good fight for him.

    Next week's card looks interesting:

    https://bellator.com/fight-card/bellator-116
    Not bad. Yea I've seen the Sambo thing brought up before.

    They have to hype him up somehow. Have yet to see him fight or is this his debut?

    Johnson is just a powerhouse, if he gets backed up into the cage its a good chance he's getting ko'd
  • 04-05-2014, 09:57 AM
    VimyRidge
    just saw this on Blagoy Ivanov on Wiki: "He notably defeated four-time World Combat Sambo Champion and mixed-martial arts fighter Fedor Emelianenko in the semi-finals"

    Quote Originally Posted by VimyRidge View Post

    Next week's card looks interesting:

    https://bellator.com/fight-card/bellator-116
  • 04-05-2014, 09:55 AM
    VimyRidge
    First 3 rounds of main of event were good. 4th was pretty boring, Kongo sitting on Minakov and then the 5th Minakov took Kongo down in first few seconds and had full mount for most of it (if I am remembering it correctly).

    I thought Minakov was done at one point, looked dead tired, good fight for him.

    Next week's card looks interesting:

    https://bellator.com/fight-card/bellator-116




    Quote Originally Posted by 1inthechamber View Post
    I fell asleep before the main event.

    Other fights were good tho.
  • 04-05-2014, 07:11 AM
    1inthechamber
    I fell asleep before the main event.

    Other fights were good tho.
  • 04-05-2014, 01:44 AM
    Fe1
    Didn't catch the fight, just saw who won. I truly believe that Kongo will always be a gate keeper.
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