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    Default Askren wins again

    Beat Ryan Thomas without controversy 30-27. Will now face Dan Hornbuckle. How are his chances?
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    If he fights like he did against Ryan THomas, he will get submitted. In embarassing fashion. He needs to establish a more solid base, he was utterly unable to control THomas at all. THey were rolling around like two 5 year olds in their first wrestling match.
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    Dan has a lot of experience and is well rounded. He has good striking and submissions. I really like both Ben and Dan a lot, but I think Hornbuckle will win this. I'd like Ben to prove me wrong though!


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    Gotta agree w Zapp on this one
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    I still haven't been able to see Ben's fight, only Dans. If anyone has a link to watch it i'd appreciate it as Purefight only has hornbuckles up for some reason.
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    You may have to click on it twice. If the play button is red, click it once. It should turn green, and then you can play it.
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    Ill be interested to see him fight someone who isn't just another wrestler.... that fight was boring.

    He will have a higher quality opponent next round and I think he'll look a lot better than he did this round as a result.

    Thomas sat on his back defending arm bars the entire time, where Hornbuckle will be actively looking for attacks and opening up... I think this plays into Askren's style more because he will be able to find openings rather than make them.

    Hornbuckle definitely looked better in the semi-finals, however, I think Askren will find a way to beat him.

    When Askren is nervous he starts slow and that is something he will really want to pay attention to.

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    Thanks a ton Zapp.

    Interesting perspective Schlottke, I hope you're right and he does have a good chance at winning.
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    I don't understand why Ben didn't just rain down punches on this guy. His face should have been meat.

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