The time for the most anticipated fight in UFC history is upon us as we speak. Fans across the world have thought of the millions of ways that this fight can go down to. However few analysts do the job of breaking down fight better than former UFC bantamweight kingpin Dominick Cruz.
Cruz along with Dan Hardy, gave his two cents about what he expects from this match up in a YouTube video. Cruz thinks that the fans are blessed to be witnessing this event. Breaking down the fight, Cruz wasn’t surprised that in this day and age of modern day mixed artial arts a striker vs grappler match up is garnering so much attention, however he does seem surprised by how the grappling and striking transitions have changed over time. He went on to say that given the level of competition at which the two fighters are, it wouldn’t be as simple to catch the other as everyone thinks.
Both Conor and Khabib will have to throw something and wait for the other to bite it off. Cruz believes that sooner or later Khabib will takedown Conor, however the question remains – Can Conor get away with it? Khabib has to figure out how to base his transitions for a southpaw.
Speaking of the co main event, Dominick believed that former UFC and WEC Pettis is in a much more sound frame of mind than he was before, when he focused so much on stuffing takedowns that he forgot to use his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. However he will have to gain the striking respect of Ferguson early, whose only defence is non stop offence.
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