Originally posted at MMATorch.com on November 11, 2016
Predict the winner of Tyron Woodley vs. Stephen Thompson and how you think it will play out…
MICHAEL GROCKE, MMATorch contributor
This is an interesting fight of contrasting styles. The wrestler vs. the kickboxing karate expert. The All-American wrestler, Tyron Woodley, will want to get inside and try to bang with Stephen “Wonderboy" Thompson. If Thompson allows this to happen, the fight won’t end well for him. Fortunately for Thompson, he’s one of the best in the game at keeping distance. One might think that this would open him up to being taken down easily. The fact is, “Wonderboy” hasn’t been taken down since 2012. That being said, I think that streak ends against Woodley.
Thompson comes into the fight on a tear, winning his last seven in a row. If he is successful at keeping the fight standing, I think his style will frustrate Woodley. If Woodley has success taking Thompson down, I think with his strength he’ll be able to keep him on the canvass and grind out a decision. I see this fight going the distance and at the end you’ll hear… “and new…”
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