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Old 03-17-2011, 06:49 PM   #7
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Default Re: Sartison-Stieglitz

Originally Posted by IntentionalButt View Post
Tough call. Both got stopped in '08 (Sartison by the better fighter at the time, as proven h2h) and both have had a good couple of years since (Stieglitz probably beating the better competition).

As for styles - I think Stieglitz will be more comfortable in a war, while Sartison prefers more of a finesse game from mid-range (and has opted to spoil with footwork and strategic clinching against weaker foes than Stieglitz).

Sartison probably has the better one-shot hand speed, but isn't combination crazy. Combos are the key to beating Stieglitz. I've got Stieglitz pressing the action, imposing his size and winning by decision - or maybe scoring a stoppage in the championship rounds.
Gutknecht is a bit similar to Sartison and not much worse. Stieglitz won after some trouble. I never felt he was in any real danger of losing. I think this fight will be quite similar.
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