UnderGround Forums Corey Anderson vs Johnny Walker - who ya got?

10/15/19 10:00 PM
10/14/17
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Interesting matchup. 

I’m taking Johnny Walker with another dynamic KO in the first round.

10/15/19 10:47 PM
10/21/10
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War Blue Label!!!

10/16/19 5:51 AM
3/17/14
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Anderson. 

10/16/19 9:08 AM
4/27/07
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Johnny

10/16/19 9:24 AM
5/22/17
Posts: 1447

Walker destroys Anderson 

Edited: 10/16/19 7:08 PM
11/14/02
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J Walker
10/16/19 8:15 PM
1/1/01
Posts: 22803

Gotta go with Walker

He’s something

Hoping for a Jones/Walker match next year

10/16/19 8:59 PM
1/18/12
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pigpen -

Gotta go with Walker

He’s something

Hoping for a Jones/Walker match next year

I feel like he has the power and yolo to take out jon. 

10/16/19 9:01 PM
6/21/06
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JW wins this impressively and we are going sizzler. Walker vs Bones Dec next year

10/16/19 9:05 PM
1/8/04
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JBJ will lose within 2 years and it might be to Walker.
10/16/19 10:22 PM
10/5/11
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Love watching Walker fight but I do hope he realizes what happened to Michel Pereira could happen to him too. Have to go Johnny. 

27 days ago
6/29/10
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Johnny Walker is only a -160 favorite right now on Bovada!

27 days ago
5/8/13
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Corey could win a really boring fight. 3 round Lay and pray session....

27 days ago
6/14/12
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walker 

27 days ago
1/1/01
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Dugs95 - 

Corey could win a really boring fight. 3 round Lay and pray session....


this is what I picture happening
Edited: 27 days ago
8/19/03
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Anderson is poor matchmaking,  because he has the style to make a guy like Walker look bad.  A lot of these highlight reel KO's take two to tango.  Anderson has a high workrate and is a grinder.   He's not a huge risk taker and is okay with winning via decision,  so if he finds an approach that works,  he's not likely to abandon it mid-fight.

 

Anderson also has fought against more proven competition.

 

Not saying Walker isn't capable of beating him, But I think someone like Glover or Gus would be a better style matchup.  If the goal is to push Walker to the moon with marketability,  there's much better name value guys to match him with,  like the aforementioned,  Shogun, or Jan (even though the last guy who slept on Jan got slept).  Anderson has been improving his fight IQ, craftiness, and skillset with each ensuing outing and might still be just a little too far ahead on the ladder for a guy like Walker right now. Even the most exceptional amount of talent and athleticism can't replace the experience and wits that come from time in the cage, and he seems to have improved markedly from his earlier KO losses.

27 days ago
12/14/11
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Anderson is going to make Walker look bad.  

27 days ago
6/14/12
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DarthBader -

If you aren't picking Walker, you dont know MMA.

or you just realize how legitimate a threat corey is to anyone at lhw.

nah. You re an expert. ill take my delicate modeling hands and see myself out.

27 days ago
3/17/14
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DarthBader -

If you aren't picking Walker, you dont know MMA.

youre a fucking idiot so no one in life should even take your dumbass advice. 

27 days ago
12/7/18
Posts: 1767

Honestly, this could end up being a very bad matchup for Walker. He's not some good or fundamentally sound boxer. I don't see him having the ring cutting, fight IQ, and Countering IQ of Shogun, to exploit Anderson off his jab like how Shogun did. Anderson is all about circling to his left while establishing his jab, stepping off with his jab, trying to get opponents walking into 1-2s, always looking to duck under responses, to his jab, for takedowns underneath. Very bad matchup for Walker if Walker doesn't get The Knockout. Walker is all about that explosion. If it's not hidden well or masked with fienting, it will be seen coming from a mile away by the fighters who are truly good. I don't see Walker being able to really exploit Anderson in the striking, but he absolutely can catch Anderson shooting in with a huge knee. I mean that is Walker's specialty isn't it? It very well could be another case of Walker timing another takedown with a massive knee again. All though, at this point you have to think opponents (Anderson) would now be game planning to avoid that (putting the head to the opposite side with the takedown. Only takedowns timed underneath strikes). In all honesty, if Walker doesn't get the knockout things can get very rough for him due to his lack of boxing skill. Walker will have to dig deep. Another great matchup by the UFC were both Fighters have clear avenues to win. If Walker struggles with Anderson as much as I think he will, people will finally begin to realize that Reyes is the real true LHW talent and future LHW king 

27 days ago
12/7/18
Posts: 1768

Meanwhile Reyes would absolutely murder Anderson. Walker has more hype because hes flashier (and that's the easier thing for the common man to see) But to people who actually understand fighting, we all know Reyes is the 1 who's the real deal and soon to be LHW king

27 days ago
12/7/18
Posts: 1769

Where Walker is truly at his most dangerous is in the clinch. With his control and height, just bringing someones head down into his knees, or disrupting their balance and landing. So you see how Anderson could be in a lot of trouble himself if and when he tries to tie Walker up, or if he tries to put him to the fence. Walker's lack of boxing will hurt him in the middle of the ring. If he doesn't get the knockout I see him having trouble cutting off the ring and getting in (like Shogun was able to) and being able to exploit Anderson off his jab (like Shogun was able to). No matter how shit a division is in, you cant just explode and get the knockout every time when ever you want. You need to set it up. Walker's lack of boxing skill is really going to hurt him if he doesn't get the knockout/doesnt time a takedown with a knee to hurt Anderson. If I'm Walker, the best approach he could take to win, with his current skill set, is to simply take the fight to Anderson. Put Anderson to the fence. Every second he has Anderson tied up or on the fence is minutes where Anderson cant take him down. forget the wrestlers myth, dont be scared of the wrestling, Walker needs to take the initiative and engage Anderson with tie ups and clinches, to win. Walker's path is in the clinch with his elbows and knees. He needs to infight and rough Anderson up on the inside. 

27 days ago
12/7/18
Posts: 1770

I will be interested to see if Walker even just simply has the timing to time an overhand or right hand over Anderson's jab. If Walker doesn't get the knockout it's not a good fight for him at all. The longer it goes, the worse things will get for him, unless he's the one dictating; tying up on his terms, and clinch fighting

27 days ago
6/14/12
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^^^ holy fucking autism batman.

 

27 days ago
1/1/01
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DarthBader -

If you aren't picking Walker, you dont know MMA.

im sure u know more than the bookies in vegas who make the odds..go bet then