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Daniel Cormier on why Roman Dolidze is a “more durable matchup” for Anthony Smith at UFC 303

Daniel Cormier: Roman Dolidze a tougher out for Anthony Smith During a recent episode of Good Guy/Bad Guy with Chael Sonnen, Cormier explained the challenges that Smith may face against Dolidze. “It just seemed as though there was a clear path against Ulberg. Avoid the dangerous striking, you have a chance to take him down

Daniel Cormier on why Roman Dolidze is a “more durable matchup” for Anthony Smith at UFC 303

Daniel Cormier: Roman Dolidze a more durable out for Anthony Smith

Throughout a latest episode of Good Guy/Bad Guy with Chael Sonnen, Cormier defined the challenges that Smith could face in opposition to Dolidze.

“It simply appeared as if there was a transparent path in opposition to Ulberg. Keep away from the damaging putting, you could have an opportunity to take him down, you’ll be able to grapple him. That doesn’t appear as clear in opposition to Dolidze,” Cormier stated. “An amazing striker and grappler, so I imagine it’s a more durable combat. Fortunately although, Dolidze is a middleweight, so Smith will nonetheless have a measurement benefit.”

Dolidze has misplaced back-to-back fights since a four-fight profitable streak in his UFC tenure. He most not too long ago fell to Nassourdine Imavov by majority resolution in February.

Smith is trying to preserve his optimistic momentum after a fast end to Vitor Petrino at UFC 301. He tapped out Petrino with a guillotine choke simply two minutes into the combat.

Smith could have a definite expertise benefit contained in the Octagon. He’s confronted among the prime all-time UFC gentle heavyweights, together with Jon Jones and Glover Teixeira.

Regardless of this, Cormier feels Dolidze is a tough stylistic puzzle for Smith to unravel at UFC 303, and the upstart Dolidze may earn a press release win on one of many summer season’s greatest levels.

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