DWCS 2019 Week 8 Breakdown and Predictions

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Weaver and Smyth
Weaver vs Smyth Credit: Rodney James Edgar/Cageside Press

Welterweight: Brok Weaver vs. Devin Smyth

Tale of the Tape

Weaver
27-years-old
6’1″
73″ Reach
McIntosh, Alabama
Port City MMA
13-4
Smyth
24-years-old
5’10”
71″ Reach
East Lansing, Michigan
Murcielago MMA
9-1

Pros and Cons

Weaver

Pros

  • Solid takedowns
  • Good leg kicks
  • Good takedown defense
  • Toughness

Cons

  • Too conservative
  • Lack of footwork
  • Doesn’t check leg kicks

Smyth

Pros

  • Solid wrestling
  • Good kicks
  • Athletic
  • Strikes to wrestle very well
  • Mixes it up well on the feet

Cons

  • TDD needs some work
  • Lacks skills off back

Who has the Advantage?

Striking: Even, maybe an edge to Smyth
Speed: Smyth
Knockout Power: Smyth
Chin: Smyth
Kickboxing: Smyth
Footwork: Smyth
Wrestling: Smyth
Grappling: Smyth
Submissions: Smyth
Cardio: Weaver

Prediction

Weaver is a tough guy so if it goes past round one, he may have the cardio advantage on Smyth. Smyth is a solid wrestler and Weaver getting taken down easily by Charles Bennett is a huge red flag. I believe Smyth has some good potential and Weaver just doesn’t do enough anywhere to pick him against a young and athletic fighter.

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