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Louis Smolka vs. Jose Alberto Quiñonez

Preliminary Card | Bantamweight · 135 lbs | MMA

Mmaweekly large Louis "Da Last Samurai" Smolka
Jose Alberto "El Teco" Quiñonez
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Locks 12.05.2020, 6:00 PM ET

Louis Smolka Jose Alberto Quiñonez

"Da Last Samurai" "El Teco"

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16-7-0   Pro Record At Fight   8-4-0
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Us United States   Nationality   Mx Mexico
Kapolei, Hawaii   Fighting out of   San Diego, California
29 years, 4 months, 2 weeks, 5 days   Age at Fight   30 years, 4 months, 1 week
136.0 lbs (61.7 kgs)   Latest Weight   135.5 lbs (61.5 kgs)
5'9" (175cm)   Height   5'8" (173cm)
68.5" (174cm)   Reach   69.0" (175cm)
Team Oyama   Gym   Entram Gym (Other)
Alliance MMA (Primary)
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Smolka vs. Quiñonez Fight Predictions

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Event Discussion

flying_frontkick
flying_frontkick

11.28.2020 | 11:31 AM ET

What about Jacare!?
Stephen Terry
Stephen Terry

11.28.2020 | 12:26 PM ET

How many more times will they have to find a new opponent for Hermansson? I've always wondered if the changes mess with the fighter's preparation, if for instance he [Hermansson] was planning a certain tactic for Till and that got scrapped and then had to come up with another tactic for Holland and that gets scrapped, does that mess with their preparation much or do they just focus on strengthening the weakest aspects of their own game rather than tailoring tactics for certain opponents?
CheckLeftHook
CheckLeftHook

11.28.2020 | 12:57 PM ET


I think that's a difficult question to answer since this is such an individual sport, and a fighters mentality and confidence can change from fight to fight. I think mentally he'll be ready, but "tactically" it's hard to say.


There are some fighters, like Tony and Khabib, who have said many times before that they focus mainly on training their own skills and not focus too much about the opponents. I think they have just insane confidence in their individual styles that they crafted and the skills they posses, they probably truly do feel like they can fight anyone, any time, any place.


Jack might be taking that same approach, just focus in on taking his current toolbox and sharpening all the tools he normally uses and then trying to just win the fight either on the fly, or see what the coaches came up with for him in the time they had to study the new opponent. I just don't know what Jack does in the weeks leading up to the fight - does he have the time to drill and go over scenarios for certain tactics, or is he one of those guys that just does some basic workouts and padwork drills to cut all the weight? We also don't know if his travel and all the COVID guidelines affect any of his preparation. Too many variables to get through, and this isn't a PPV so we don't even get an embedded to try and get  some clarity on this.

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