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    Takanori Gomi...(Spoilers)

    Gomi looked pretty much unstoppable in the lightweight tournament, his punches were a lot tighter, his ground and pound as brutal as ever and his aggression and speed looked unmatched. However, he lucked out in not having to face either Hansen, possibly his equal as a knock out artist, or Edwards, with his big bag of Jits.

    Would either of these two beat him? Can his ascendance continue without a ground game to speak of? Would a rematch against Penn be a repeat?

    Discuss.
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    I don't think either of them can beat him.

    BJ Penn may be the man to do it.
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    I think Yves Edwards could beat Gomi. Yves is pretty versatile at standing up and he has some amazing hands.

    I would like to see the fight and I don't know when it's going to happen, but hopefully sometime soon.
    I'll make one when I can find one I like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PointyShinyBurn
    Can his ascendance continue without a ground game to speak of?
    huh???

    have you even SEEN him in grappling tournaments????

    LACK of a ground game? come on.

    he just likes to beat on people more, but he has amazing ground skills

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    http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...2958231&q=gomi

    watch, and tell me if you still think he doesn't have a ground game.

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    huh??? have you even SEEN him in grappling tournaments???? LACK of a ground game? come on. he just likes to beat on people more, but he has amazing ground skills
    I haven't seen the footage to be honest. But against Azerado for example, who's not exactly a top level grappler, he just closed his guard and clung till the standup.

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    suggested viewing:

    that link above, PLUS

    best of shooto 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

    pride/ufc/kotc are NOT the only mma orgs out there.

    who knows, if you actually watch the backgrounds of some of these fighters you might come up with a relevant opinion.

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    or check his fight stats here:

    http://www.sherdog.com/fightfinder/f...?fighterID=425

    quite a few wins by submission in shooto, where lack of a ground game gets you subbed, and FAST.

    no ground game? hmmmm

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    You're all right, to say he has 'no ground game' is bollocks.

    Having really only seen him in Pride, plus getting demolished by Penn, I simply hadn't seen him display it.

    What I should have meant, with less idiocy, is 'Would a specialist submission artist be his achilles heel, given his current preference for boxing and G n' P?'.

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    I donīt think any LW, or WW fighter for that matter can stand with Gomi. Guy hits like a fucking train despite his size. He actually broke Azeradoīs teeth in their fight. Looked fucking painful. Gomi is a big LW, he will probably go up to WW in the future, he said thats what he wanted in some interview. Would be interesting to see him fight Matt Hughes, I think he would knock him out. Sakurai almost KOd Matt, but lost by stoppage after almost 4 minutes. Did you guys see what Gomi did to Sakurai? That man is a beast. Heīs a mini-Fedor.

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