Originally Posted by Rob_Floyd
I would have been picking Barao to beat him.
I was coming into this thread to say the same thing.
Cruz has appears to have exceptional core strength, and keeps befuddling wrestlers with his take down defense blended with his unique stand-up. Barao, who is a legitimate grappler, has much better stand-up than Cruz. I was picking Barao to take Cruz' legs away from him, kick by kick, and finish with a rnc somewhere in rounds 3-5.