jimufctna24 Posted November 1, 2013 Share Posted November 1, 2013 Whilst I'm not saying your outcome prediction is wrong Jim, I personally think hendricks is a different beast to Alves. Whilst Alves was vicious at the time, I don't believe he possessed that devastating one punch KO that Hendricks possesses. On top of that, Alves in his previous fights did possess great takedown defence as you say, but the fact is Alves was taken down with complete ease at UFC 100 by GSP. You see this thing about Hendricks being a KO beast I feel is a bit of a myth. He has power, but he it is not like he is a machine - Kampmann came in flat footed, he was easy prey. - Fitch, fair enough but if that fight had gotten going properly, I think Fitch would have won Other than that he gone the distance, other than a few times. I feel people are overestimating his ability to land that one punch, its not like Fitch or Kampmann are on the same level as GSP in terms of slickness David raised a good point about Alves, but it would serve only post 2009 in my view. Alves faced similar class of opponents that Hendricks had in his 2006-2009 run at the title GSP title shot, and only Koscheck and Alessio went the distance and both lost. Alves had a higher KO percentage by far and faced Chris Lytle is a handy boxer. From a all round wrestling viewpoint, Hendricks is better. But defensive wrestling the 2009 Alves was a bit better than Hendricks, the guy shut down Koscheck for 15 mins. Alves had a lot of confidence at this stage, and found consistency he only lost it after GSP took his soul away in at UFC 100. GSP is not going to ruffled on the night, Josh Koscheck, Matt Serra and Matt Hughes all ruffled him in theory, and he put on some of his best showings. Can Hendricks takedown GSP consistently? I say no, if Hendricks is laboring around with a Koscheck and Story and getting bettered, than I do not see how much he can offer GSP. I am going to look like a right prat if Hendricks does win now Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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