DWCS 2019 Week 6 Breakdown and Predictions

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Michal Martinek Contender Series DWCS
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Heavyweight: Michal Martinek vs. Rodrigo Nascimento

Tale of the Tape

Michal Martinek
28-years-old
6’2″
Prague, Czech Republic
Reinders Team
7-0

Rodrigo Nascimento
26-years-old
6’3″
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Full House
6-0

Pros and Cons

Michal Martinek

Pros

  • Physically strong
  • Good body-lock takedown
  • Good in explosions
  • Transitions into mount effortlessly
  • Good ground-and-pound
  • Solid top position

Cons

  • Keeps hands low
  • A bit slow
  • A lot of single strikes
  • Wreckless

Rodrigo Nascimento

Pros

  • Strong in the clinch
  • Excellent BJJ
  • Good leg kicks
  • Explosive

Cons

  • Does not offer much on the feet

Who has the Advantage?

Striking: Martinek
Speed: Nascimento
Knockout Power: Martinek
Chin: Martinek
Kickboxing: Nascimento
Footwork: Martinek
Wrestling: Martinek
Grappling: Nascimento
Submissions: Nascimento
Cardio: Nascimento

Prediction

This is a good fight between two raw but interesting prospects. Nascimento specializes in BJJ and Martinek is at his best on top with control and ground-and-pound. It’s a fight I’m sure will hit the mat but the question is who gets the takedown. Martinek may be the stronger guy but he’s been throwing around awful competition as the scene in Brazil is higher-skilled. It’s a tough fight to call, but due to technical BJJ, I’m going with the Brazilian.

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