DWCS 2019 Week 2 Breakdown and Predictions

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Alton Cunningham Contender Series
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Light Heavyweight: Alton Cunningham vs. Tony Johnson

Tale of the Tape

Alton Cunningham
26-years-old
6’2″
77″ Reach
Madison, Wisconsin
Pura Vida BJJ/MMA
7-1

Tony Johnson
36-years-old
6’2″
77″ Reach
San Jose, California
Undisputed Boxing/AKA
7-2

Pros and Cons

Alton Cunningham

Pros

  • Powerful kicks
  • Explosive
  • Dangerous knees
  • Strong in the clinch
  • Moves well off his back
  • Hits really hard

Cons

  • Single strikes/kicks
  • Takedown defense needs improvement
  • Cardio needs work

Tony Johnson

Pros

Good kicks

Powerful right hand

Cons

  • Lacks head movement
  • Slow
  • Poor cardio

Who has the Advantage?

Striking: Cunningham
Speed: Cunningham
Knockout Power: Cunningham
Chin: Johnson
Kickboxing: Cunningham
Footwork: Cunningham
Wrestling: Cunningham
Grappling: Cunningham
Submissions: Neither
Cardio: Cunningham

Prediction

This I believe should be a one-sided fight aimed for Cunningham to get a win. Cunningham was a participant last season on the Contender Series but came up short to a good prospect in Bevon Lewis. He has moved up to light heavyweight where I think he looks much better as he’s more athletic than most guys and much quicker. Johnson has dabbled in some boxing, winning the BKB cruiserweight title. Cunningham should win this easily.

Next: Zach Zane vs. Justin Gonzales

1 COMMENT

  1. Miggy about to take his head off. Dude was a beast wrestler in high school. Reyna can’t even make weight like a champ.

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