The card was absolutely fantastic up until the co-main and main events.
I'm just really disappointed in JDS. You can't go into a fight hoping that it'll be different from last time. You have to do something to MAKE it different. To his credit, that's what Cain did after the first fight. In the first fight, he was tentative and seemed to be trying to time and setup his opportunity to shoot for a takedown and got knocked the fuck out in the process. In the 2cd fight, he came in shooting for takedowns like a mad man and failing, but then landing a big overhand right after getting JDS to start thinking about defending takedowns. After that, he had a ton of success just pressing JDS against the fence and holding him there and that was obviously his gameplan coming into tonight's fight. It was on JDS to come in with a plan to counter that. He didn't. You have to work angles against a guy like Cain. JDS just wants to move straight forward and straight backwards. You can't do that against Cain. It makes it too easy for him to get you against the cage. You have to cutoff the cage and create angles. It's just very disappointing that JDS had no answer for the same strategy that Cain found successful last time.
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