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WEC 30 Notes-Post Fight

Chase Beebe was good, the only fighter that can beat him will be a crisp puncher with enough power to hurt him early. Don’t know any at 135.  His fitness level was incredible.

Rani Yahya is one qwik mofo, but i dont think he threw any punches. a couple kicks at the start of rd 3.  Yahya is incredible with his lightning fast submission attemp, but showed nothing else.  He is very capable of beating anyone.  A striker with very good takedown defense should handle him easily.

Bryan Baker was impressive for a young dude, got rocked and came back strong, awesome reversal slam. Baker looked good on his feet and on the ground. I have never thought much of forbes, so im a little skeptical.  Baker could be excellent as an underdog as he continues to take on tougher opponents.  Don’t go overboard yet.

Jesse forbes looked 100 times better than the guy on TUF, he can bang.  Wore down pretty fast after his initial flurry.  Never as a favorite, could payoff as longshot.  

Avenas was good, but he needs more combat time. 30 second fights are great, but he needs some guys to push him now. he’s ready to move up.  Lots of speed, quickness  and strength.  Looks like he is moving in the right direction too.  No negatives yet, someone needs to put him to the test and see what happens.

McCullough and Stann were kind of the same story, both stood in the line of fire until they landed their shots. both are devasting punchers. Both guys look like they can stand and trade against anyone and come out the best 99%.  Stann took a couple good shots and hardly flinched.  I think stann is definite contender now at WEC level and not completely overmatched in UFC. Not quite a contender. same with Razor.

Torres’ win was good, but kind of fools gold, imo. Bedard took him down easily but couldnt put together an attack and left the door open for any good submission guy. Beebe beats him, but he wont be an underdog this time.  Verdict is still out on Torres, but Bedard struggled to put away a physically weaker guy, not a good sign.

September 7, 2007 Posted by | Blas Avena, Bryan Baker, Chase Beebe, Jeff Bedard, Jesse Forbes, Miguel Torres, Rani Yahya, Rob McCullough. Brian Stann | 6 Comments