DWCS 2019 Week 8 Breakdown and Predictions

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Anglickas and Reed
Anglickas vs Reed Credit: Rodney James Edgar/Cageside Press

Light Heavyweight: Karl Reed vs. Julius Anglickas

Tale of the Tape

Reed
30-years-old
6’3″
77″ Reach
Simpsonville, South Carolina
Upstate Karate
6-1
Anglickas
28-years-old
6’3″
77″ reach
St. Charles, Missouri
St. Charles MMA
6-1

Pros and Cons

Anglickas

Pros

  • Solid cardio
  • Good jab
  • Good wrestling
  • Excellent ground and pound
  • Good submissions (chokes)

Cons

  • Can be too timid
  • Throws wild

Reed

Pros

  • Athletic
  • Good jab
  • Good kicks
  • Good wrestling

Cons

  • Head movement needs work
  • TDD needs work

Who has the Advantage?

Striking: Reed
Speed: Reed
Knockout Power: Reed
Chin: Anglickas
Kickboxing: Reed
Footwork: Reed
Wrestling: Anglickas
Grappling: Anglickas
Submissions: Anglickas
Cardio: Anglickas

Prediction

I hate that these two are fighting each other because both are quality prospects. On the feet, styles will clash as Reed fights behind a karate base and Anglickas bull rushes guys and beats you up in the clinch. Reed is a D2 wrestler but Anglickas may just have the better MMA wrestling. I would think Anglickas has the advantage on the mat and would be the one on top. On the feet, it’s close but I think the pressure of Aglickas will work to his advantage to get on the inside. Another big thing to look at is Anglickas has superior cardio and after the first round he will only get better.

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