DWCS 2020 Week 2 Breakdown and Predictions

0
TJ Laramie
TJ Laramie (right) fighting Andrew Cruz at PFC 12, December 2019 Credit: PFC

Featherweight: T.J. Laramie vs. Daniel Swain

Tale of the Tape

T.J. Laramie
22-years-old
5’7″
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Maximum Training Centre
11-3
Daniel Swain
29-years-old
5’8″
70.0″
Spokane, Washington
Warrior Camp MMA
20-9-1

Pros and Cons

T.J. Laramie

Pros

  • Excellent wrestling
  • Relentless
  • Good ground and pound
  • Excellent chain-wrestling
  • Good leg kicks
  • Good in scrambles
  • Solid cardio
  • Textbook bab
  • Good right-cross
  • Good hands

Cons

  • Needs to move head more

Daniel Swain

Pros

  • Submission threat
  • Good wrestling
  • Fast starter
  • Good off his back
  • Good knees in the clinch
  • Diverse submission game

Cons

  • Poor cardio
  • TDD needs some work
  • Doesn’t check leg kicks
  • Poor striking defense

Who has the advantage?

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

Prediction

Swain is a tough guy who has been in there with a bunch of other tough guys, but really has not beaten a single high-level fighter. Both on the feet and on the mat Laramie is much better. Swain is a primary grappler who doesn’t have much defense on the feet. Laramie is far more technical and has far more weapons to outdo Swain on the feet. Swain isn’t taking this down where on the other hand I’m very confident Laramie will be able to take this fight down anytime he wants. Swain is dangerous off his back but Laramie is well aware of what he’s doing on top and he would be the one to capture a submission. This is a set-up fight for Laramie on DWCS and I think it looks that way after the fight.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here