She got exposed again.....She is fairly one dimensional as a fighter.....Strength, judo, and armbar....If she can't put her opponent on her hip and throw her, she will struggle. Holm stopped her judo and destroyed her on the feet, and Nunes just flat bitch slapped her around the ring and didn't even need to defend against her judo. She's finally fought two fighters in a row that knew how to fight her and had the requisite skills set to beat her. As the women's division grows and the talent pool grows, Rhonda will soon be an after thought. She won't be able hip toss her opponents and get them in an arm bar....On her feet she's below average. Nunes is a better fighter, more well rounded....I was hoping to see the fight go to the ground just to see what would happen, but 40+ secs and she was out on her feet.
The last three fights were $. Seeing Cruz get smashed by Garbrandt was the hilite of the night for me, he fought well and out dueled Cruz on the feet landing most of the significant strikes in the fight, knocking him down 3 times and getting a 10-8 Rd on two of the judges cards. If you've never seen Cruz fight, he prances around the ring, lots of movement, in and out and quick strikes. Very talented and hard to beat.....Especially hard to outpoint, which makes Garbrandts win one of the most impressive I've seen to date in MMA. Not a fan of Cruz and his style, he fights to outpoint his opponent and limit the damage, not get struck, which is smart, but at the same time boring to watch, much like Floyd Mayweather. Last night he got taken to school and his style was largely ineffective...The RDS he won were razor thin and the RDS garbrandt won were decisive.
And TJ Dillishaw controlled the whole fight vs. Lineker who is tough sob, he took some punishment. Can't wait for garbrandt vs. dillishaw. Cody better be ready for the take downs as TJ,s takedowns are excellent.....On the feet this will be interesting to see what happens. Sucks we,LL have to wait 6 mos to a year to see it.