Mino's technique is unreal, but I think a lot of his
success from the bottom comes from his phenomenal
grip strength. He's fought some STRONG guys (Herring,
Coleman) and was able to control their arms with ease
from the bottom.
Mino hasn't been able to do that with Fedor, and I think that's been the deciding factor in their fights. Fedor doesn't even give him a second to
secure a grip. He's either punching or pummeling,
and at the first hint of danger he's quickly up or
around and beating his ass from another position.
Maybe Mino would've had more success had he tried
more sweeps instead of the subs and tried to work
from the top, but I think Fedor's just a bad styles
matchup. He will not sit in the guard and play the
grip game or hunker down and launch a passive G-n-P.
And El Guapo was right on with the sub attempts thing.
How many sub attempts did he have against Fedor in the
last fight in comparison with his other fights? Half
Even less? No way he can win the fight with those
kinds of numbers.
Fedor had the right strategy, and Mino didn't adjust.
I do think Mino could beat him, just not from the
bottom. Problem is, once he gets top, he doesn't
mind getting swept because he's so comfortable from
the bottom. He'd have to change that mentality and
try to dominate Fedor on top. And he could sweep
Fedor if he tried more, IMO.