When it comes to making a Couture vs. James Toney fight prediction for UFC 118, many factors come into play.
Can Toney stop a takedown from the Greco-Roman wrestling/MMA superstar?
And can Couture stay out of range of the man who could be on of the best power punchers to ever set foot in the Octagon.
Many people are weighing in with their UFC 118 fight predictions in this boxing vs. MMA (okay, boxing vs. UFC sounds stupid because UFC is an organization name not a sport’s name) but who really has the upper hand.
Couture is the safe bet because wrestling has been dominating in the UFC nowadays and other organizations as well and that’s against well rounded fighters who know Brazilian jiu-jitsu and have worked takedown defense.
Toney has been working on these skills for just a few months.
But Couture will have to be cognizant of accidentally throwing down with Toney on the fight or being lured into his trap. If pride gets in the way, Couture will get KO’d most likely.
Couture is a smart guy, however, and he knows what’s at stake. He is carrying the flag for MMA fighters across the world and tasked with upholding his sport’s honor.
To win, he knows he will have to fight smart and use his world-class grappling skills and that is exactly what he will do. Toney will probably land a shot or two in a scramble but it won’t be enough as Couture will shoot in and get the takedown, which is all he will need to submit Toney.
In this Couture vs. James Toney fight prediction for UFC 118, Couture is the projected winner via rear-naked choke in round one.