Five Fighters Who Could Show Brock Lesnar Is Far From Unbeatable
Recently Brock has been put into an invincible aura that states that no one can handle Brock's natural athleticism and overpowering wrestling.
He is ranked only behind Fedor, and even many say that he would roll over Fedor.
These statements have made my ears bleed and made me mad to such an extent that I decided to write an article about how these following fighters have a chance to beat Brock.
I am not saying that they would beat him 100 percent but they have a high chance, the whole point is.....Brock Lesnar is far from unbeatable.
Fighters are not in order but be free to tell me in what order they should be in the comments below.
Cain is a fighter who had huge doubters like me but silenced them once and for all and made the haters huge fans.
Cain’s all-around game would be a problem for Brock. He is one of the only fighters that would not be too overwhelmed by Brock's wrestling game because when he was college, he wrestled with enormous dudes daily.
Cain is a cardio machine and once Brock would start to slow down, Cain would just be warming up. He would run circles around Brock and use the phenomenal striking he showed against Nogueira to put Brock to sleep.
Cain has an iron chin and took Kongo’s best shots so you don’t have to worry about Brock's power taking him out.
The only way Brock can win this fight is by repeatedly taking down Cain and holding him there, but don’t let Brock's fight with Mir fool you.
Cain will not be a fish out of water (freezing up like Mir did against Brock and Shane) and will quickly stand up and outpoint Brock, maybe even land a few takedowns of his own.
If an old, small Randy Couture can stuff a Brock takedown, then Cain sure as hell will.
That is the article that started it all and I am sticking by it. Barnett's game fits in like a puzzle piece to distort the beast Brock!
Here's a small snippet from the article.
Brain/Experience/Versatility- Josh is one of the smartest fighters in the game and can change a game plan if he needs to. He catches mistakes fast and can improvise at any time.
He has the experience to know what works and what doesn’t in a MMA cage and many small tricks add up to a large. Brock just doesn’t yet possess this gift.
Josh Barnett is the perfect blend of wrestling, BJJ, and size and is more than enough to overwhelm Brock.
Please take in consideration Josh's previous record and wins and not that he has recently tested positive for steroids, I don't see Nate the Great and Vitor Belfort getting much hate here even though they also tested positive.
Alistair is a god-made match for Brock's style of fighting. Let’s analyze Alistair’s skills.
He fights in K-1 major tourneys and is successful. He has destroyed Hari and Aerts while losing a controversial decision against Remy Bonjasky.
He has incredibly long limbs that would cause Brock lots of problems and along with speed, that’s a deadly combination. He has the strength of a world class strongman and trains with world champion lifters daily.
He is a completely ripped 261-pounder with not a mere pound of fat. Brock has been said to cut down from 275 but has quite a bit of fat on himself.
If he got rid of that fat he would weigh as much or lighter than Overeem. At that point it becomes a MMArtist v.s a Wrestler. To see who would win, see Kenny Florian vs. Clay Guida.
Overeem’s strength would help him even more because it increases his powerful takedown defense and Brock would get nowhere working for a takedown.
Brock would also have to constantly watch out for one of Overeem’s strongest weapon, the Uberknee. Brock gets hit with one of those and its lights out.
To get a takedown, Brock has to clinch and by clinching he leaves himself open to those knees.
Let’s say Brock could actually get Overeem down; Overeem would use his grand submission game to power into a submission like he did against Mark Hunt and against every other BJJ artist who competed in the tournament that Overeem won.
His main tools are the kimura and the guillotine, which Brock will leave himself open to somewhere in the fight.
People have been criticizing Overeem’s competition and saying that he has not obtained a top ten win since moving to heavyweight, but recently he beat a very credible opponent in Brett Rogers and made many people shut their mouths.
He not only beat Brett, but humiliated him and ended the fight in the first round, dominating of the feet and on the ground.
Overeem can win this fight millions of ways while Brock has limited options. Overeem would be hungry for Brock, and it'll be the first time Brock would get scared.
This is the match that almost all the hardcore MMA fans would die to see. It would truly show if the old school king can hang with the new breed wrestling machine.
Many have recently started doubting Fedor but I will never be one to leave his side. Fedor is the definition of well rounded and he was proven over and over again why he's the #1 P4P fighter in the world.
He's gone unbeaten in his past 31 fights and Brock doesn’t pose a challenge that he hasn’t already faced.
He can do it, striking, wrestling and BJJ and best of all he can finish you by using almost any way he chooses.
He'll come in with a speed advantage vs. Brock and will be very comfortable by fighting off his back and I think he is more than competent to submit Brock, that is of course if that fight even manages to go there.
This argument has been done to death and my point is that Fedor is way too complete for Brock and Brock and in my opinion a 4-1 record against okay competition shows that Brock hasn’t gained the experience to deal with Fedor.
Fedor has shown he has no weaknesses and on top of that he is one of the most calm and smart fighters out there, giving him even a bigger edge against Brock.
Shane Carwin is a simple man and only a few words need to describe his fight game. One of them is knockout and the other is power.
He weighs in at the maximum of 265 pounds and is quite a scary man. Carwin not only has size and power but was a division 2 champion in his college days.
This is the critical part of his game so that he will stay on the feet long enough so that he can land one of his big bombs on Brock.
His moment of truth so when he was fighting the new reinvented Frank Mir who weighed in at 264 pounds and changed his entire arsenal for the better.
Shane was a big underdog but like all of his previous opponents crumpled in first round and I believe Brock will too.
Honorary Mention- Fabricio Werdum
Fabricio Werdum is a stylistic nightmare for Brock and would have a great chance to either submit or win a decision victory. Werdum recently won the ADCC heavyweight tournament, disposing of several top level black belts in the process.
Now I know Brock has been training his BJJ defense but in no way can a year or two of training neutralize one of the best BJJ practitioners in the world. If Brock goes in for the takedown and gets it, I would be a matter of time until he sees his arm getting yanked off.
Since Werdum's ground game is so good, Brock would be forced to stand with him and there it would be a different kind of war. While Brock certainly has the power advantage, Werdum is about ten times more technical and possess leg kicks and knees in his arsenal.
He would pick apart Brocks rudimentary striking to win a decision. Brock's chances in this fight are slim, whether it be standing or on the ground.
All of these fighters pose serious danger to Brock and can derail the huge hype train.
Their skills are enough to do the job but considering that Brock has had huge surgery, lost lots of muscle, and didn't train for a quite some time add to the fact that Brock wouldn't be able to hang with these fighters.