Karyn Bryant Has 3 Questions About UFC 162

Karyn Bryant Has 3 Questions About UFC 162


Karyn Bryant of “MMA Heat” posed her 3 questions for UFC 162, so let’s kick them around.

Question 1: How effective are Chris Weidman’s takedowns going to be?

Weidman’s TD accuracy is (roughly) 70%, where Silva’s TD defense is 80%. Effectively, Silva is about as good at stopping takedowns, as Weidman is in getting them. However, if we only look at Silva’s TD defence against Sonnen (an accomplished wrestler) the numbers go down considerably.

In their two meetings, Sonnen went 4 for 8 in his attempts and dominated Silva when he got the takedowns.

So, my answer to Ms. Bryant’s questions would be that I expect Chris to be as successful or more successful, then Sonnen was and to do more with the takedown(s). I expect Weidman will be able to control Silva on the ground, prevent him from getting back up and can either submit or TKO the Champion on the ground.  

Question 2:  If you were Frankie Edgar and you lose a 4th fight in a row, what do you do?

The better question might be what will Dana White do? I think the UFC would be silly to cut him, but these days we shouldn’t be shocked if he is cut, but to the question at hand, if I was Frankie Edgar and I lost I’d go back to the gym and add a substantial kicking game to my arsenal. Of course the sad part of this debate is that I firmly believe he won both of his fights with Ben Henderson (certainly the second) and resultantly, should still be defending a / his belt at 155.

Question 3: Who is a bigger threat at 145, Cub Swanson or Denis Siver?

For me, I’ll take Cub Swanson. I think both are very solid fighters and both possess power, but I think Swanson has the (much) better boxing and footwork. That said, I give the nod to Siver in the kicking game, but I think Swanson overall is a bigger threat.

So, how would you answer Karyn’s questions?


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  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/thexperience1 thexperience1

    1. I don't think Weidman will be as succesful with his takedows as Sonnen. For 2 reasons… 1. I believe Sonnen is a better "MMA" wrestler than Weidman and 2. Anderson knows his weaknesses and showed a lot of improvement in the second fight with Sonnen. I believe Silva underestimated Sonnen's wrestling in the first fight. Or was over confident in his TDD. That fight is a long time ago and Silva had a long time to improve his wrestling even more. He knows that Weidman's only chance to win is to take him down, control him and submit him (I don't believe he can KO silva). He won't let that happen!

    2. If Frankie loses another fight. It's time for him to switch camps and reinvent himself.

    3. I believe Cub Swanson.. cause he has more tools than Siver. He's the more complete MMA fighter. However Siver's Nr.1 tool is an impressive one and a fight finishing one too. That kind of evens the playing field cause if he lands one of those kicks it could be over real quick but if i was a betting man (wich i am.. lol) I'd go for Cub!

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/HATEOCRACY HATEOCRACY

      1. His TD accuracy will be between 1%-99% but he will be recieving a 100% azz whoop'n.

      2. Frankie should go to Hollywood.

      3. The name Cub Swanson sounds like a kid frozen t.v. dinner

      • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BrianCox Brian Cox

        Hate, you can be funny with your hate.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BrianCox Brian Cox

      I would disagree with you on question 1.

      You could well have a viable answer for question 2.

      I absolutely agree with you on question 3.

      • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BrianCox Brian Cox

        …Sorry I forgot to address that…to…Experience. :-(

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/enjoylife321 enjoylife321

    Here is some fun facts…Siver landed 222 of 389 total strikes against Nam Phan. That number of strikes gives Siver the record for most strikes ever .

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BrianCox Brian Cox

      However and alas and like that scene from "The Paper Chase", what do the facts mean, Enjoy?

      • http://lowkickmma.com/author/enjoylife321 enjoylife321

        It means that I haven't read the case !

        Yours truly…

        Mr Hart

        • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BrianCox Brian Cox

          Dear Mr. Hart,

          Sadly, I should be addressing Mr. Brooks, not Mr. Hart.

          Download the torrent and go to 37:56 of the movie for the exact scene and you will get the point / joke….Mr. Brooks.


          Charles W. Kingsfield Jr.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Entity Entity

    At this point, I don't really care who wins between Chris and Anderson. I simply want to see the fight.
    I'de have to take Swanson over Silver maybe just because of age.
    Edgar's fight will definitely be important to his future this time around, though I expect he will do well.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Entity Entity

      Karens a good personality, but if she shaved her head, she might look like E.T.

      • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Entity Entity

        ok, where's the delete button Brian, that was just wrong. ( . ) ( . )

        • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BrianCox Brian Cox

          It was from the heart, though. So, can't fault you on it. It's a quip, no harm no foul.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/TheRealDeal TheRealDeal

    I have 3 questions for Karyn Bryant…..

    1. How the "F" did the UFC ever hire your sorry a$$??
    2. How the "F" did the UFC ever hire your sorry a$$??
    3. How the "F" did the UFC ever hire your sorry a$$??