DWCS 2020 Week 9 Breakdown and Predictions

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Danny Sabatello Credit: Titan FC

Bantamweight: Danny Sabatello vs. Taylor Moore

Tale of the Tape

Danny Sabatello
27-years-old
5’10”
Sunrise, Florida, US
American Top Team
8-1
Taylor Moore
27-years-old
5’10”
Howell, Michigan, US
Scorpion Fighting System
10-4

Pros and Cons

Taylor Moore

Pros

  • Solid wrestling
  • Excellent ground and pound
  • Very tough/Hard to put away
  • Good left kick
  • Solid position control
  • Good output
  • Submission threat

Cons

  • Weak TDD
  • Hands low
  • Backs up too much

Danny Sabatello

Pros

  • High-level wrestling
  • Scrambles very well
  • Sneaky head kick
  • Decent hands
  • Fast starter
  • Very aggressive
  • Tenacious takedown attempts
  • Excellent chain wrestling
  • Solid gas tank

Cons

  • Will shoot from too far out at times

Who has the advantage?

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

Prediction

Quite frankly, this is a UFC level fight. Sabatello is a highly-touted prospect coming out of American Top Team. He’s a three-time NCAA Championships qualifier and a two-time 141-pound Big Ten Championships place winner. Moore looking to play spoiler, and is also a very good fighter. Something that should be noted is Moore has fought a bit better competition and has more experience. From what I’ve seen, Moore is more well-rounded, and has shown a lot more.

The problem here is that in terms of where Moore needs to improve, it’s his takedown defense. And he’s fighting a top-notch wrestler in Sabatello. Sabatello is someone that’s going wrestle heavy and stay relentless with his grappling. That’s the recipe to beat Moore; Sabatello is on paper the nightmare match-up for Moore. I predict Sabatello to wrestle his way to a win on DWCS this Tuesday.

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