circulation123 - Yeah I struggle to see fitch getting tapped, but he does seem to get himself into some really bad situations. If silva an bj can take his back, Maia could catch him.
I feel like it’s going to be a usual affair with Fitch type fight. Strong top control. There might be some sub attempt from the bottom from Maia but I don’t see Fitch getting caught by a sub from the bottom.
Maia should work on footwork to make it hard for Fitch to take him down. Should work on his TDD in case Fitch gets a hold of him. And should work on sweep or getting back up in case he gets taken down. If he sees an opportunity to take Fitch down he should do it but it really has to be the right moment.
Don't think fitch has ever had to deal with a grappler of maia's quality. Will be fascinating to see what transpires. hopefully broke fitch comes out and he actually tries to finish demian
Well, if Maia takes Fitchs’ back, I could see a possibility but he is notoriously hard to choke. But like you said I’d be curious to see what would happen.
Now if Maia is on BOTTOM, do you see Fitch getting caught in a sub? Maybe a sweep. Or he should try to get back up to feet. But a sub? From the bottom? I don’t see it.
I’m pumped for this fight but I also feel like this fight is too soon for Maia at WW. I know he has no trouble cutting the weight but I still feel like he needs one more tune up fight to get used to fighting at WW before facing top fighters like Fitch. Perhaps he should fight a lesser version of Fitch like Mike Pierce. Maia has cut down to WW from MW to get away from huge MW fighters. And for him to face big WW fighter like Fitch on his second WW fights…I don’t know..I feel bad for him.
I’m still looking forward to the fight though.