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    Default Rosholt vs. D. Miller

    Sakara is out and Dan Miller is in. This is an even tougher matchup in my mind as Miller, like his brother Jim, has formed a hybrid style of bjj and wrestling that has proven to be very effective. He is a pretty decent wrestler combined with better stand up than Rosholt so he will make him work to get it to the ground. No doubt Rosholt will get many takedowns but once on the ground Miller will have the ability to put Rosholt in danger.

    Pure jiu jitsu can fold under pressure when a strong wrestler gets on top of them, but Miller is wrestler himself who has developed a ground game.

    Interesting matchup and Jake will have to rely solely on wrestling to ride out a decision.

    Of course I am going with the Jersey boy in this one.
    Last edited by p-jersey; 01-09-2009 at 04:30 AM.

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    Significantly tougher match up than Sakara who Rosholt would have in all likelihood rolled through.

    This should be a very good fight.

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    miller's wrestling, in context to him fighting rosholt, is a non factor.

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    It's hard to say Rosholt would roll through many competent people after watching his last fight. His lack of defense for punches to the face would make him vulnerable to anyone imo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gutfirst View Post
    miller's wrestling, in context to him fighting rosholt, is a non factor.
    Right that is why I said Rosholt will get the takedowns when he wants them. But make no mistake Millers wrestling background will him in this fight particularly on the ground.

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    Much better fight for Rosholt. Most likely, Sakara would have knocked him silly. Lets hope his camp does a better job of picking fights for the young fighter, with huge holes in his game. I did not want to see him fed to Sakara and fortunately he doesn't have to face him yet.
    Lets go Brent!

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    Quote Originally Posted by p-jersey View Post
    Sakara is out and Dan Miller is in. This is an even tougher matchup in my mind as Miller, like his brother Jim, has formed a hybrid style of bjj and wrestling that has proven to be very effective. He is a pretty decent wrestler combined with better stand up than Rosholt so he will make him work to get it to the ground. No doubt Rosholt will get many takedowns but once on the ground Miller will have the ability to put Rosholt in danger.

    Pure jiu jitsu can fold under pressure when a strong wrestler gets on top of them, but Miller is wrestler himself who has developed a ground game.

    Interesting matchup and Jake will have to rely solely on wrestling to ride out a decision.

    Of course I am going with the Jersey boy in this one.
    I'd say Rosholt is better at BJJ and wrestling so I wouldn't worry about a hybrid style. Watch him in Grappling tournaments with countless blackbelts. He has no trouble on the ground with them. Jake has obviously taken to the BJJ training with Laimon far more naturally than the striking instruction he is getting at EC. Mir talked about how he had never seen a wrestler take to BJJ like rosholt and how he dominates blackbelts on the mat.

    At this point Rosholt doesn't lose a fight unless he (1) can't take it to the ground, or (2) he gets KO'd before he does. Obviously 1 is unlikely with all but a few fighters, so his biggest problem matchup would be guys with KO power right now. So I think that even though Miller is better than sakara, this fight is an easier matchup for Rosholt since there is less danger standing (where rosholt has huge holes).

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    Quote Originally Posted by barrettO View Post
    I'd say Rosholt is better at BJJ and wrestling so I wouldn't worry about a hybrid style. Watch him in Grappling tournaments with countless blackbelts. He has no trouble on the ground with them. Jake has obviously taken to the BJJ training with Laimon far more naturally than the striking instruction he is getting at EC. Mir talked about how he had never seen a wrestler take to BJJ like rosholt and how he dominates blackbelts on the mat.

    At this point Rosholt doesn't lose a fight unless he (1) can't take it to the ground, or (2) he gets KO'd before he does. Obviously 1 is unlikely with all but a few fighters, so his biggest problem matchup would be guys with KO power right now. So I think that even though Miller is better than sakara, this fight is an easier matchup for Rosholt since there is less danger standing (where rosholt has huge holes).

    I would not put a whole lot of stock into what Mir says he tends to hype up certain fights beyond belief ie Urijiah Faber.

    Before the Ossterneck neck fight people were talking about how quickly Jake was picking up on the striking aspect and that he was a natural.

    I am sure Rosholt has great sub defense but I Miller has a better ground game.

    Ossterneck isnt exactly Anderson Silva with his striking and he lit up Rosholt. Miller will still give Rosholt plenty of problems on the feet if Jake does not take it to the ground early and often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by p-jersey View Post
    I would not put a whole lot of stock into what Mir says he tends to hype up certain fights beyond belief ie Urijiah Faber.

    Before the Ossterneck neck fight people were talking about how quickly Jake was picking up on the striking aspect and that he was a natural.

    I am sure Rosholt has great sub defense but I Miller has a better ground game.

    Ossterneck isnt exactly Anderson Silva with his striking and he lit up Rosholt. Miller will still give Rosholt plenty of problems on the feet if Jake does not take it to the ground early and often.
    I agree with all of this except Miller having the superior ground game.

    I am not at all convinced that Rosholt is a good MMA fighter yet or even that he will be because he seems to have little clue standing. And honestly if he has trained it like he should the last two years, and this is all he has, I doubt he ever learns it. Or if he hasn't trained it like he should, then he's not very smart about MMA and I doubt he ever ends up that great.

    But I do think he is so good on the ground that he wins most MMA fights right now (not takedowns, not wrestling, but actual ground grappling and striking). That's how impressive he has looked in all of the grappling tournaments I've seen).

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