Schaub’s bread and butter has been boxing for a long time even if his last effort involved far more takedowns and top control than most folks watching would have liked to witness. “The Hybrid” has knocked out three opponents inside the Octagon including Mirko Filipovic and would no doubt like to add Matt Mitrione’s name to his resume. If he can avoid absorbing any blows given his questionable chin, Schaub could definitely end up delivering the type of finish fans had become accustomed to after his earlier run in the ring.
All UFC events are bound to feature at least one scrapper associated specifically with stand-up based on his/her ability being technically sound, unique, powerful, or some combination of the three. However, when it comes to UFC 165 there are a plethora of pugilists who’s striking has been an important component of consistently coming away from fights with a victory in tow. They aren’t all at the top of the card, but at least one is… (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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