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#21 Timqwe

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Posted Yesterday, 03:16 PM

Jon Jones has great elbows, but a not so good boxing game.
Romero is very good with knee attacks, but his kicking game isn't that great.
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#22 RegularJohn

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Posted Yesterday, 03:35 PM

IRL fighter that is good with knees are superb with kicking (Barbosa)

IRL fighter that is good with elbows are superb with striking (Condit)

 

Is there a fighter who is medioker in kicking but has worldclass knees? they dont grow on.. trees.  :dancing:

 

I dont think so. Its the same with elbows.

 

With a fighter with high kicks and MT - that should have a part of knees maximum damage output, lets call it a splitprimary for knees maximum damage output. A damage multiplier I think would be best way to describe what I mean. One good knee/elbow especially in counter makes so much difference IRL, I hope there will be changes to this part of the game for sure. 

 

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Not sure if I understand what you're saying but there are several muay thai fighters that are great with knees and/or elbows but aren't better kickers than the average muay thai fighter (although they still are great kickers by definition);

 

One of the classic muay thai styles is the "muay khao" which is clinch/knee specialists and these guys barely use punches and use kicks much less than other muay thai fighters. And they are usually the best knee/elbow strikers in the world (look for Muangthai PK Saenchaigym - he is the best elbow striker I have ever seen).


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#23 ZipperEyes

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Posted Yesterday, 09:40 PM

 

Not sure if I understand what you're saying but there are several muay thai fighters that are great with knees and/or elbows but aren't better kickers than the average muay thai fighter (although they still are great kickers by definition);

 

One of the classic muay thai styles is the "muay khao" which is clinch/knee specialists and these guys barely use punches and use kicks much less than other muay thai fighters. And they are usually the best knee/elbow strikers in the world (look for Muangthai PK Saenchaigym - he is the best elbow striker I have ever seen).

I just think that a lot of fighters use elbows standing during their fights. Anderson Silva, Alexander Gustafsson use standing elbows where more ground and pound oriented like Matt Hughes use elbows on the ground. Moves like the spinning elbow and all are devastating moves that can easily end a fight which we don't see in the game at all. But I rather see more strikes and finishes offer. i think this is a great way to show it. 


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