DWCS 2020 Week 2 Breakdown and Predictions

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Impa Kasanganay Contender Series
Impa Kasanganay works for a takedown during his first Contender Series appearance Credit: ESPN+ / UFC

Middleweight: Anthony Adams vs. Impa Kasanganay

Tale of the Tape

Anthony Adams
32-years-old
6’1″
76.5″
Aurora, Colorado
Elevation Fight Team
8-1
Impa Kasanganay
26-years-old
5’11”
73.0″ Reach
Charlotte, North Carolina
Gym-O
6-0

Pros and Cons

Anthony Adams

Pros

  • Strong in the clinch
  • Good get-up ability
  • Diverse skill-set
  • Good elbows
  • Good leg kicks
  • Good movement
  • Good knees

Cons

  • Problem putting it all together
  • Very tentative/Low output

Impa Kasanganay

Pros

  • Good control in the clinch
  • Decent wrestling
  • Calculated striking
  • Good top position

Cons

  • Slow starter
  • Can be too conservative

Who has the advantage?

Striking: Kasanganay
Speed: Kasanganay
Output/Volume: Kasanganay
Knockout Power: Adams
Chin: Even
Kickboxing: Adams
Footwork: Adams
Wrestling: Even
Grappling: Kasanganay
Submissions: Swain
Cardio: Neither

Prediction

This is a good fight for DWCS as both men have a similar fighting style, and both are making their second appearance on the Contender Series. Impa was a big underdog leading into his last Contender Series fight and this time he’s most likely going to be a good sized favorite. If Adams fights as he did in his latest fight I think he beats Kasanganay here. I favor Adams everywhere. Impa could get takedowns but Adams should bounce right back to his feet. On the feet Impa picks his shots well, but Adams has far more weapons and has the size advantage. I’m with the upset here in Anthony Adams.

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