DWCS 2021 Week 4 Breakdown and Predictions

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Victor Martinez
Victor Martinez Credit: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com

Lightweight: Jacob Rosales Vs. Victor Martinez

Tale of the Tape

Jacob Rosales
26-years-old
5’10″
La Habra, California, US
CSW Training Center
13-6
Win-loss-win-loss in his last four
Victor Martinez
30-years-old
5’8″
Pharr, Texas, US
Team Ferreira
12-4
Six-fight win streak

Pros and Cons

Jacob Rosales

Pros

  • Good chin
  • Dangerous guillotine
  • Good right-hand
  • Solid boxing
  • Combination striker
  • Goes body-head well
  • Solid TDD
  • Good jiu-jitsu

Cons

  • Flat-footed
  • No head movement
  • Easily hit
  • Allows opponent to set the pace
  • Sits in the pocket too long
  • Gets drawn into brawls

Victor Martinez

Pros

  • Good ground and pound
  • Favorable right hand
  • Good straight puncher
  • Accurate striker
  • Good grappling defense
  • Knockout power

Cons

  • TDD needs work
  • Puts himself in bad positions

Who has the advantage?

Striking: Rosales
Speed: Rosales
Output/Volume: Rosales
Knockout Power: Martinez
Chin: Martinez
Kickboxing: Rosales
Footwork: Martinez
Wrestling: Martinez
Grappling: Rosales
Submissions: Rosales
Cardio: Martinez

Prediction

This one is expected to be a striker’s delight. If the fight was to hit the mat Martinez may have slightly better wrestling but taking Rosales down is a tough task. I’m far more impressed with the grappling of Rosales though. I think this fight will stay up-right in a striking affair. Both guys are good fundamental strikers. Rosales I can see being able to pick Martinez apart at range. Martinez also has a chance of catching Rosales. Rosales doesn’t have the best striking defense and Martinez hits hard. Rosales has been in basically nothing but wars. Being able to dig deep and show incredible toughness.

I’m not sure Martinez can hang with Rosales if he doesn’t get him out of their early. I’m taking Rosales and I’m slightly confident.

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