Whose skills are going to get exposed for #UFC229
? To me, this fight is very similar to #caneloggg2
. The thing that makes this fight so intriguing is that, Khabib is a pressure specialist and Conor is a range specialist.
Khabib disguises his stand up attacks, to close distance, to score a takedown. He also uses an eagle hook shot, disguised as a takedown to score a significant strike.
Conor attacks to measure distance and reaction, to score a significant strike. He also disguises his traps with attacks to create the illusion, that he is within range. His kicks are there to maintain range and to nullify foreword pressure.
Oddsmakers favour Khabib because he is a beast with an undefeated record. GGG, Till and Ngannou were favourites coming in but got schooled by champions with high fight IQ. I think Conor has more skills and IQ to expose Khabib with traps. The only trap I see, coming from Khabib is that eagle hook shot.
What are your thoughts?