DWCS 2020 Week 2 Breakdown and Predictions

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Vanessa Demopoulos will fight for the strawweight title at LFA 85
Vanessa Demopoulos Credit: LFA

Week two of Dana White’s Contender Series Season Four is upon us, and with luck, it will be a full five-card slate this time out. Canada’s T.J. Laramie, LFA champ and exotic dancer/fighter “Lil Monster” Vanessa Demopoulos, and more grace this second card of 2020. Who might bring home the UFC contact on this edition of DWCS?

Let’s break it all down.

Dustin Stoltzfus Credit: We Love MMA

Middleweight: Joseph Pyfer vs. Dustin Stoltzfus

Tale of the Tape

Joseph Pyfer
23-years-old
6’1″
Aston, Pennsylvania
Team Balance
7-1
Dustin Stoltzfus
28-years-old
5’11″
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Planet Eater MMA
12-1

Pros and Cons

Joe Pyfer 

Pros

  • Physically strong
  • Heavy ground and pound
  • Heavy hands
  • Aggressive
  • Strong wrestling
  • Good top control

Cons

  • Cardio needs work
  • Needs to move his head more

Dustin Stoltzfus

Pros

  • Good clinch fighter
  • Diverse submission attack
  • Good wrestling
  • Solid grappling
  • Submission grappler
  • Knockout power

Cons

  • Poor striking defense
  • Can be a bit flat-footed

Who has the advantage?

Striking: Even
Speed: Pyfer
Output/Volume: Stoltzfus
Knockout Power: Pyfer
Chin: Stoltzfus
Kickboxing: Stoltzfus
Footwork: Pyfer
Wrestling: Stoltzfus
Grappling: Stoltzfus
Submissions: Stoltzfus
Cardio: Stoltzfus

Prediction

Similar fighters who both have green but dangerous striking and both wanting to take the fight to the mat. Pyfer more wants to pound your face in while Stoltzfus is a proficient submission artist. Wrestling wise I’m much more impressed with Stoltzfus as Pyfer is all about just muscling guys to the mat. I’m siding with the jiu-jitsu of Stoltzfus over the strength of Pyfer. The only chance I see Pyfer winning is if he puts Stoltzfus out early but I think Stoltzfus no doubt is the better all-around fighter on the mat. The longer the fight goes I favor Stoltzfus.

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