Any thoughts on how both parties will engage each other this go around? After 2 fights already they have by now a better feel for what both can do and will do, can either or both fighters create some surprises for
the other this time?
Fedor: Prolly gonna stay his usual aggressive self with his striking standing as well as on the ground, seems to be that coupled with his conditioning that has kept Nog wearing down and uneffective with his ground game. He does a great job creating the space needed to bombard Nog with strikes which seems to tire Nog out. Maybe he'll bring in some kicks or slams that might be bit different or work the clinch more. Even some leg kicks while nog is down or knees?
Nog: As his ground game is very good and technical from what i've seen he hasn't been able to do a whole lot with Fedor and while he's great with subs, he opens himself up to Fedors GnP who does it relentlessly. In order for Nog to really do what he wants to do and submit Fedor, he's gonna have two things. 1) Not allow Fedor the space to Tee off on him with his striking by being inside or Staying outside and counter punching/kicking with ranged strikes. Needs to tire and frustrate Fedor, possibly even work to get up after a take down rather try to play the guard game right off the bat making fedor tire more trying numerous take downs. 2) Needs to keep the space minimal for Fedor to do any dmg, needs to tie him up both standing and on the ground, especially the ground/guard. Work to get top position or to get up completely and while doing so keeping Fedor from creating space to unload. Once Fedor is tired then push his mad sub skills aggressively.
Just my thoughts, lets hear everyone else's.. I know we got a ton of knowledgeable people here. Bring on the insights!!