DWCS 2020 Week 7 Breakdown and Predictions

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Collin Anglin
Collin Anglin Credit: Youtube

Featherweight: Collin Anglin vs. Muhammadjon Naimov

Tale of the Tape

Collin Anglin
27-years-old
5’9″
East Lansing, Michigan
Scorpion Fighting System
7-1
Muhammadjon Naimov
26-years-old
5’9″
Las Vegas, Nevada, US but from
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
5-0

Pros and Cons

Collin Anglin

Pros

  • Excellent use of feints
  • Good kicks
  • Good shot selection
  • Pretty good movement
  • Decent power

Cons

  • A bit of a slow starter
  • Throws single strikes
  • Hands low

Muhammadjon Naimov

Pros

  • Good kickboxing
  • Excellent leg kicks
  • Strong in the clinch
  • Hard to read
  • Very diverse

Cons

  • Will take damage to give some

Who has the advantage?

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

Prediction

I like both athletes here as both are fun dynamic fighters. On the feet, a slow starter in Anglin will be fighting Naimov — a guy who will come straight at him right away. One thing for certain is that Naimov will attack with his leg kicks, and that will possibly slow the movement of Anglin down.

Naimov has the advantage on the mat, but I believe the fight will stay standing as both men aren’t exactly known for their wrestling ability. Anglin may have a slight striking advantage, but Naimov has more weapons. From a distance, Naimov will chop away with kicks. In the pocket, Naimov is a lot stronger and should win the exchanges in the clinch. The pick is Naimov as he quite frankly has the perfect skill set to shut down Anglin.

We spoke to UFC hopeful Anglin in advance of the fight, about heading to Factory X to sharpen his skills. The full interview is below.

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