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Cruz vs. Garbrandt

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Oddsbot
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10.20.2016 | 7:12 PM ET

This is the official discussion thread for Cruz vs. Garbrandt. Let's see what you've got.

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Mmaweekly large Cody "No Love" Garbrandt
Mmaweekly large Dominick "The Dominator" Cruz

Garbrandt
Decision
Round 5

Cody Garbrandt Dominick Cruz

"No Love" "The Dominator"

10-0-0   Pro Record At Fight   22-1-0
Climbed to 11-0   Record After Fight   Fell to 22-2
+180 (Slight Underdog)   Betting Odds   -220 (Moderate Favorite)
Challenger   Title   Champion
Us United States   Nationality   Us United States
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania   Fighting out of   San Diego, California
25 years, 5 months, 2 days   Age at Fight   31 years, 3 months, 6 days
135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs)
5'7" (171cm)   Height   5'8" (173cm)
65.5" (166cm)   Reach   68.0" (173cm)
Team Alpha Male (Primary)
Strong Style Fight Team (Other)
  Gym   Alliance MMA
Tapology Community Predictions: 1715  
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KO/TKO
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Submission
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Decision
Cruz
83%
Garbrandt
17%

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mikeyg
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12.28.2016 | 8:49 PM ET

Prediction: wrong Cruz   wrong Decision  



And still....
zNick
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12.28.2016 | 11:31 PM ET

Prediction: wrong Cruz   wrong Decision  

Cruz will make no love work too hard to land a shot, Cruz Dec or maybe tko in championship rounds.
mbach4307
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12.29.2016 | 12:21 AM ET

Prediction: wrong Cruz   wrong Decision  

Well looks like Cruz is in his head big time 

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Franklin880088
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12.29.2016 | 6:23 AM ET

Prediction: correct Garbrandt   wrong KO/TKO   wrong Round 2  

Will see. I don't think this is working the way people think it is. I don't believe firing up Cody is going to impact his game. He always fights on emotion. Does not mean Dom won't win, though I personally think Cody going to pull off the upset. I think regardless, these types of games are not going to negatively impact Cody come fight night. I think Cody fights better off emotion.

* Edited at 12.29.2016, 6:28 AM ET *

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mbach4307
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12.29.2016 | 11:28 AM ET

Prediction: wrong Cruz   wrong Decision  

You may be right. But all of the greatest fighters that I have watched over the years have that eerie calm. It's creepy watching them in their approach before the fight. But I suppose there are always a few outliers who do fight better on emotion. It's just that any high stress dangerous situation seems to favor the calm participant. Usually.

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12.29.2016 | 12:30 PM ET

Prediction: wrong Cruz   wrong KO/TKO   wrong Round 4  

Dominick is just the ******* best to watch in a lead up to a fight, How he systematically breaks everyone down before even getting in the octagon is just golden.

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12.29.2016 | 1:29 PM ET

Prediction: wrong Cruz   wrong Decision  

cruz 49-46
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12.29.2016 | 9:10 PM ET

Prediction: wrong Cruz   wrong Decision  

I'm just some nobody blah blah not worthy but that weigh in "scuffle" between Cruz / Cody was the f**king saddest thing I've ever seen .. I know I know easy 4 me to say, who am I but man, upon face off - Cruz hesitates slightly, begins toe hopping  Cody leans awkwardly to Dana and mumbles something ( instead of ramping up intimidation ) Dana ignores, they both get kind of awkward for a sec - Cruz already hopping on toes making semi awkward gestures  ( I know the stare down is cheap trashy way to sell fight ) but THEN Dana pure lunges and booty grinds Cody to "get him back"... but he wasn't even doing **** / being aggressive / intimidating, then in response Cruz does some ... I don't even know, some weird awkward "intimate' gesture - then gets lifted up like a Lil kid pawing away .. I know I know  it's cheap "scripted" etc but if your going to have 'scuffle' or mean- mug off at weigh in, to help boost some emotional investment ( for casuals ?) ( "ohhhh did you see that ??? They hate each other ! They shoved ! Blah blah blah"... guys , at least do it 50% effing right !!! Dana trying to make a scuffle the two guys not up for it ... I dunno just regret looking at that >_<


and what in the F___K! !! Is up with TJ's pot belly ???? "I AM A PROOOO ATHLETE SIR. (smirks self assuringly)" - Tj "pot belly game strong" Dillawhogivesacrap   ( despite rumors of Tj being unsafe training partner / beats on training partners not considering their welfare - I am huge fan of his for sticking his neck out for the union thing - but tj. ... If you didn't need to do cardio at ALL like you've said yourself ... you wouldn't look like you have a stomach cyst - reminds me of when a family member had one - unhealthy bloated looking stomach ..)

* Edited at 12.29.2016, 9:23 PM ET *

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12.30.2016 | 4:31 PM ET

Prediction: wrong Cruz   wrong Decision  

Dom will win 50-45
PilloryChoke
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12.31.2016 | 2:28 AM ET

Prediction: wrong Cruz   wrong Decision  

This is why picking MMA sucks. Garbrandt winning by early KO I could have seen. Garbrandt winning by five round decision after styling on Cruz like he was Anderson Silva or some ****? What??

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12.31.2016 | 2:30 AM ET

Prediction: correct Garbrandt   wrong KO/TKO   wrong Round 1  

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12.31.2016 | 3:10 AM ET

Prediction: correct Garbrandt   wrong KO/TKO   wrong Round 2  

@Gunn

Thanks man, you too.  

* Edited at 12.31.2016, 3:13 AM ET *

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12.31.2016 | 8:33 AM ET


Best post fight interview ever. #Respect

* Edited at 12.31.2016, 8:33 AM ET *

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12.31.2016 | 8:43 AM ET

Prediction: wrong Cruz   wrong KO/TKO   wrong Round 4  

Really was great, Cruz is the man.

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12.31.2016 | 8:48 AM ET

Yeah awesome man and champ
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12.31.2016 | 9:27 AM ET

Prediction: wrong Cruz   wrong Decision  

Yeah, he is nowhere as bad as person that people make him out to be.

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12.31.2016 | 11:52 AM ET

Prediction: wrong Cruz   wrong Decision  

Well that was one hell of a fight.!

First off, I watched the first half of Dom's post fight scrum, he really does need to go back and watch the fight. He didn't lose this fight by inches, multiple times Cody could have finished it. The taunting was entertaining as F@%# but I was absolutely impressed and amazed by Cody's performance.

Not only was Cody calm and focused, but training camp def paid off. The way he moved in and out of range and made Dom look silly was beautiful. Landing some great shots and dropping Dom seemed effortless.

--

I will also mention that I thought Dom looked a little sloppy out there although he claims he was 100% and was "doing his thing".
going to rewatch a couple fights later today, see if Dom got rocked early or if he was sloppy from the start.

* Edited at 12.31.2016, 11:53 AM ET *

mbach4307
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12.31.2016 | 12:26 PM ET

Prediction: wrong Cruz   wrong Decision  

Dom was great post fight, but Cody wws unreal in fight. That was unreal what he was able to do to Dom. His boxing really came into play. On a side note, has anyone else seen the different scores from the judges. None of them had the same cards. 

http://mmajunkie.com/2016/12/photo-check-out-the-divergent-tallies-on-the-scorecard-for-cody-garbrandts-upset-of-champ-dominick-cruz

I had it 48-46 for Cody. I gave him a 10-8 in round four. And I gave Cruz rounds 2 & 5

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12.31.2016 | 2:06 PM ET

Prediction: correct Garbrandt   wrong KO/TKO   wrong Round 2  

Was a sick fight for sure. I knew cody had talent and thought he'd get the ko but never knew how slick his moments were. His timing was perfect. Dodging punches Anderson Silva style and being funny in the ring will definitely raise his stocks.

4 fights in 2016 3 first Rd finishes and that performance... fighter of the year no question

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12.31.2016 | 2:06 PM ET

Prediction: correct Garbrandt   wrong KO/TKO   wrong Round 2  


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