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    Mousasi to Debut against Gustafsson 6th April, who you backing?

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    Mousasi to Debut against Gustafsson 6th April, who you backing?

    Post  rudeboyben84 on Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:26 pm

    Taller, Rangier, Heavier and Younger. Physically Gus could be the man to send Mousasi back to 185 where he belongs.

    On Paper though as Good as Gustafssons striking is Mousasi's is a little better, he is MUCH harder to hit and lands as a considerabally higher percentage too (although Gus throws in much higher volume)

    I think the Wrestling will be one way though, Id say Mousasi is at least as good offensivley wrestling but Gus's TDD is superb and Mousasi's is his biggest weakness. I could see Gus being the one to score TD's if the standup is close or not going his way.


    Experience is the other thing because for men only a year apart Mousasi has seen more than twice as many bouts. I think this will be a close fight with Mousasi edging the Standup and Gus using a bit of wrestling to even the odds.

    I could see a SD (and Gus is the home fighter) Im going to go for Gus via controversial SD here.

    Who you backing and how does it go down?
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    Post  sunthunder on Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:12 pm

    Think you sized it up about right Ben. Mousasi has the better striking, Gustaffson has the wrestling. Doubt either guy has it in them to finish the other, should be a relatively competitive fight. I'm interested to see what Mousasi does if he ends up on his back, you'd think finally being in the UFC might be adequate impetus for him to finally up his game off his back, or at least not be content to just lie on his back neutralising his opponent.
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    Post  Mryzyz on Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:06 pm

    I picked Mousasi in the poll, because I don't think Gus will be able to exert much control or get off much offense when he takes him down.

    But thinking about it a bit more, I think Mousasi will just get repeatedly taken down/neutralised and lose a decision. He won't have enough opportunity to utilise his superior technique.
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    Re: Mousasi to Debut against Gustafsson 6th April, who you backing?

    Post  Cowboys From Hell on Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:21 pm

    Another vote for Mousasi in fact I'll go as far as say he stops Gustafsson.
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    Post  Anfields5thKing on Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:39 pm

    I think Gus will win this because of his range.

    I'd like Mousasi to win because I'm a big fan of his but I want him at 185 so part of me wants him to lose so that he drops down.
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    Re: Mousasi to Debut against Gustafsson 6th April, who you backing?

    Post  payneNglory1 on Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:11 pm

    I'm in agreement with Anfield,I'd prefer to see him at 185,Silva needs new challengers at MW.

    Out of the current UFC LHW's I'd like to see Mousasi,Rashad and Maldonado drop down to 185,then in a year or so,GSP move up and join them also.
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    Re: Mousasi to Debut against Gustafsson 6th April, who you backing?

    Post  rudeboyben84 on Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:06 pm

    Maldonado is moving to 185lbs so there is one guy already.

    I think being in better Phyiscal condition and one of the bigger guys at Mw he could have some impact. I reckon he will get a lower ranked Mw though a fight with Cung Le would be some craic.

    Maby an opponent for Tim Kennedy's debut?

    Id say all 3 of them will be moving to 185, Mousasi might not right away because he wants to make a run at 205 and wont move to 85 without a loss.

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