DWCS 2019 Week 3 Breakdown and Predictions

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Jacob Rosales DWCS 2019 Week 3
Jacob Rosales Credit: LFA Facebook

Lightweight: Jonathan Pearce vs. Jacob Rosales

Tale of the Tape

Jonathan Pearce
27-years-old
5’11”
71″ Reach
Johnson City, Tennessee
The MMA Lab
8-3

Jacob Rosales
23-years-old
5’10”
70.5″ Reach
La Habra, California
CSW Training Center
11-4

Pros and Cons

Jonathan Pearce

Pros

  • Excellent wrestling
  • Excellent ground-and-pound
  • Good cardio
  • Aggressive wrestling

Cons

  • Tends to get caught in submissions
  • Holds chin too high

Jacob Rosales

Pros

  • Good chin
  • Dangerous guillotine
  • Good right hand
  • Solid boxing

Cons

  • Flat-footed
  • No head movement
  • Easily hit
  • Allows opponent to set the pace

Who has the Advantage?

Striking: Rosales
Speed: Rosales
Knockout Power: Rosales
Chin: Rosales
Kickboxing: Pearce
Footwork: Pearce
Wrestling: Pearce
Grappling: Pearce
Submissions: Pearce
Cardio: Pearce

Prediction

This is another striker vs. grappler matchup but both are good enough in their opponent’s area to give each other fits. Both have had some tough setbacks but both are now on a seven-fight win streak combined. I am really impressed with the wrestling of Pearce and his grappling just as much. Rosales does have good boxing, but isn’t nearly aggressive as he is the one that that stays on his back foot. My pick is Pearce as I look for his pressure and wrestling to be too much.

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