DWCS 2019 Week 4 Breakdown and Predictions

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Armando Villarreal Contender Series
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Bantamweight: Armando Villarreal vs. Ode Osbourne

Tale of the Tape

Armando Villarreal
29-years-old
5’7″
68″ Reach
Waco, Texas
Blitz Sports MMA
5-1

Ode Osbourne
27-years-old
5’7″
72″ Reach
Waukesha, Wisconsin
Pura Vida BJJ/MMA
7-2

Pros and Cons

Armando Villarreal

Pros

  • Good ground-and-pound
  • Strikes into takedowns well
  • Pushes the pace constantly
  • Fast starter
  • Mixes punches and kicks well
  • Solid Jiu-Jitsu with good cardio
  • Good in scrambles

Cons

  • Can be too aggressive
  • Finds himself in bad positions on mat
  • Gets caught in submissions too often
  • Loses position

Ode Osbourne

Pros

  • Good counter striking
  • Cuts off the cage well
  • Dangerous of his back
  • Fast hands and good kicks
  • Throws good combinations

Cons

  • TDD needs work
  • Too willing to trade shots

Who has the Advantage?

Striking: Osbourne
Speed: Osbourne
Knockout Power: Osbourne
Chin: Villarreal
Kickboxing: Osbourne
Footwork: Osbourne
Wrestling: Villarreal
Grappling: Villarreal
Submissions: Even
Cardio: Villarreal

Prediction

One thing I know for sure is that this fight will be a high-paced fun scrap. I would say this is a striker (Osbourne) vs. grappler (Villarreal) match, but both are dangerous everywhere. Osbourne is an explosive fighter but has been taken down in the past and has not fought someone as aggressive as Villarreal. Villarreal is just relentless and I think will take the Jamaican down. With that said, Osbourne is good off his back and Villarreal has been caught in some submissions. The pick is Villarreal due to his pressure and cardio but I’m not too confident.

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