My friend Jonny T offered his seasoned MMA opinion on three fights for tomorrow night’s UFC Ultimate Fight Night installment 15.
Read his analysis below:
Nate Diaz vs. Josh Neer
Josh Neer is a tough Militech Fighter with good hands and a solid ground game. He has submitted some very dangerous fighters in Joe Stevenson and Melvin Guillard. Unfortunately, has been decisioned by the bigger breed of fighters such as Josh Burkman. This has ultimately led to sliding down into the Lightweight division where BJ Penn is king (if he can stay away from the buffet).
Unfortunately for Josh, Nick Diaz has paved the way for younger brother Nate (submitting Josh by Kimura in the 3rd back in 06), with using a good stand up game to force the fight to go to the ground. Here is where the Diaz brothers shine and will commence to put on a submission clinic. Nate will be too much for Josh on the ground and has proved it with his submissions over Alvin Robinson, Kurt Pelligrino, Gray Maynard, and Corey Hill. Nate Diaz by submission in the 3rd (Nates a slow starter).
Mac Danzig vs. Clay Guida
Mac Danzig has shown a lot of poise and full arsenal with good hands, good wrestling, and solid submissions. The only thing in question has been the quality of opponents that he’s put down. On the other side of the cage is a guy who always puts on a show and has no problem taking the fight to the opposition and brawling it out. If your not a believer, just ask Roger Huerta.
Guida has good hands and solid wrestling, but more importantly, he embraces the warrior spirit. If there’s a fight, he’s in the middle of it, making a war out of it and letting it all hang out. I see Guida by decision because hell be too much for Danzig. Danzig will have enough skills to go the distance, but Guida will be just too much for the TUF winner.
Houston Alexander vs. Eric Schafer
Houston Alexander is going to obliterate Eric Schafer. This fight is going to be short and violent with Alexander pounding out the back of Schafers head. Houston is coming off of two loses and is desperately looking to revive his career and get MMA fans buzzing about his power and viciousness in thwarting up and comers. Schafers wrestling skills are not good enough to take Alexander down to the ground, leaving the fight on its feet. This is a recipe for disaster for Schafer. Houston Alexander by KO in the 1st.