Are we not giving Jessica Andrade enough of a chance against Joanna?
I am not saying everyone in particular, but mmalinker as a whole. We have been quite dismissive of Andrade's chances. A few linkers have actually said Andrade could win, Jtuck and mmafan559 in particular.
However it seems as if the majority of linkers simply expect Andrade to show Joanna nothing she hasn't seen before in route to another UD title defense
In my opinion I favor Joanna, but only slightly. Like I have said recently Joanna has been getting dropped/rocked from striking exchanges in her past few fights. Gadelha II and Karolina especially.
Andrade has the most power in her fists at straweight in the UFC in my opinion. She also has an excellent guillotine choke she uses incredibly well on a rocked opponent or when her opponent tried to get up too fast after being taken down.
If Andrade wins I believe its via rocking Joanna and slapping on a choke. Again I favor Joanna but only slightly. Andrade is a monster at straweight and has the ability to finish anyone anytime. Andrade has some wild swinging hooks which do give Joanna a chance to counter straight down the middle though
What are your thoughts linkers? Are we not giving Andrade enough of a chance? Or is this kitty blowing her chances of winning out of proportion??
Sorry for offending anyone with this